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42-year-old man charred to death inside car

New Delhi: A 42-year-old man was charred to death as he failed to escape out of his moving SUV when it caught fire in Mahendra Park area in northwest Delhi, police said on Friday.

The investigating agency said that facts were coming that the deceased was having some export business which is to be verified.

The deceased identified as Ajay Gupta, a resident of Alipur, was on his way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in his Mahindra XUV 500 on Thursday night when the incident happened, Vijayanta Arya, Deputy commissioner of police (northwest), said.

When Gupta reached Mukarba Chowk, his vehicle caught fire when in motion, he said. Police were informed that a vehicle has caught fire and a man was trapped inside, he said.

Two fire tenders were rushed but the vehicle was completely burnt and the fire was extinguished by the time the extinguishers reached the scene, a senior fire department official said.

A fully charred body was pulled out of the SUV, police officials said.

Chief Fire Officer Atul Garg said that the body was handed over to the investigating

officer.

During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the automatic system of the car got locked due to fire, hence Gupta could not get out of the vehicle, a senior police officer said.

According to his family member, he left the house at around 10 pm on Thursday for the airport as he along with his friends had planned a trip to Europe. WITH Agency INPUTS

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