E-rickshaw driver set blazed by a man by kerosene oil

26 October 2016, 06:34 PM
E-rickshaw driver set blazed by a man by kerosene oil
E-rickshaw driver set blazed by a man by kerosene oil

A man set an e-rickshaw driver ablaze after pouring kerosene oil over his body. The driver suffered serious injuries, police said. Umesh (18), resident of Brij Vihar colony, was saved by passersby who doused the fire, Assistant Superintendent of Police Anoop Kumar said.

The driver had gone to drop some passengers near Ramprastha colony Wednesday morning and when he was returning, a youth poured kerosene oil over his body and set him ablaze, he said. His 60 per cent body is seriously burnt and he is undergoing treatment at a hospital, Kumar said.

An old enmity is said to be the cause of the violent act, he said.

The accused has been identified as Pawan (18), resident of Kadkad model village. He was arrested and sent to jail under section 307 IPC, he added. 

First Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 06:15 PM

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