One charred to death in Gurugram as CNG-fuelled cab catches fire
Gurugram: A person was charred to death after the CNG-fuelled cab they were travelling in suddenly caught fire in the wee hours of Sunday.
Gurugram Police are trying to ascertain the identity and gender of the victim and have sent the body for post-mortem.
The incident occurred near Badshahpur Crossing at Golf Course Extension road around 1.00 am, with sources saying that the deadly episode culminated so quickly that before the police and fire department could reach for the rescue operation the victim was fully burnt.
The driver of the car is reportedly missing and police have not ruled out the possibility of his involvement in the deadly incident.
Sources said that the vehicle had a registration number of Narnaul, which comes under Haryana's Mahendragarh district.
"We have registered a case and began our investigations. As of now, it seems to be a case of unfortunate accident, but we are exploring other angles," said a senior police official from Gurugram police.
In September, last year, three people had died near the same location when the CNG kit in their 15-year-old Maruti Esteem car exploded.
Instances of CNG-run vehicles have been often reported in the NCR, despite the Supreme Court's order to ban vehicles from plying on the roads of NCR.
Recently, a CNG-fuelled private school bus carrying children had caught fire at Dwarka expressway.
Fortunately, none of the occupants of the bus – including children – suffered grievous injuries.
Similar situations have also reported in public buses in Haryana.