Two men charred to death inside car
New Delhi: Two men were charred to death after their car crashed into a metro pillar in outer Delhi's Mundka and caught fire. Police said that the investigation revealed that there were illegal liquior bottles inside the car.
Police identified the deceased as Monu (28) and Hariom (24), both residents of Rohtak.
According to police on July 1 at 12.16am, a PCR call was received at Mundka police station that a Car has caught fire and two persons are trapped inside the car.
Police and Fire Service personnel reached the spot and controlled the fire. The injured persons were shifted to SGM hospital and doctor declared them brought dead.
"Search of the vehicle was made and burnt cartons of different brands of illicit liquor was found in the car. A case under section 279/304-A IPC and 33 Delhi Excise Act has been registered at Mundka police station," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Seju P Kuruvilla. They are trying to ascertain the exact sequence of events.
According to Delhi Fire Service, they received a call at 12.16 am about the accident and rushed two fire tenders to the spot.
"When we reached the spot the car was gutted. The bodies were completely charred," said Chief Fire Officer (DFS) Atul Garg.
Police are also trying to verify if the deceased were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Police are verifying whether the deceased was bootleggers and had any criminal records.
In January three persons died inside two vehicles after it collided with each other in Shahdara district. After the incident both vehicles caught fire.
In March, a 34-year-old woman and her two minor daughters were charred to death after their car caught fire near Akshardham flyover in east Delhi.
In another case a fire broke out in PVC market in south Delhi's Tikri Kalan, a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official said Monday.
No one was injured in the incident, DFS said. The fire department received a call regarding the fire at 1.55 am following which 18 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the official said.