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Drunk man sets 18 vehicles on fire in Delhi

A drunk man reportedly set 18 vehicles, including four cars, on fire in south Delhi’s Madangir area Tuesday, police said.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2018 14:02 IST
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In a video of the incident which has gone viral, the man can be seen setting fire to the vehicles after opening the fuel pipe of the motorcycles.(HT File Photo/Representative Image )

A drunk man reportedly set 18 vehicles, including four cars, on fire in south Delhi’s Madangir area Tuesday, police said. A case has been registered under relevant sections of IPC against the man, who is in his mid 20s, they said.

The police said 14 two-wheelers and four cars were set on fire by the accused.

In a video of the incident which has gone viral, the man can be seen setting fire to the vehicles after opening the fuel pipe of the motorcycles.

Petrol overflowed from the tanks of six motorcycles after which they were set on fire by a match stick. The cars parked nearby also caught fire, a senior police official said.

The police rushed to the spot after receiving information of the incident at around 3.05 am Tuesday and doused the fire.

Police said efforts are on to trace the accused who is on the run. Among the burnt vehicles, eight two-wheelers and two cars were completely gutted, while six motorcycles and two cars were affected partially.

First Published: Nov 07, 2018 10:04 IST