Forensic probe to ascertain Delhi car fire
The identity of the second person who was in the car along with the driver, is not yet known.india Updated: May 30, 2006 16:01 IST
A day after two people were burnt to death in a moving car in New Delhi, police on Tuesday said they have sought the help of forensic experts to determine the cause of the fire and the reasons behind the car doors getting jammed.
"We have called in forensic experts to help in ascertaining the cause of fire and the reasons behind the doors of the car getting jammed," said Sanjay Kumar, additional deputy commissioner of police.
He added, "If necessary we might also take help of the manufacturers of the car."
"We believe that the doors of the car were jammed because the central locking system had failed to respond due to the fire, but we want to take expert opinion on the cause of the fire and accident," he said.
Kumar added that in a similar accident in February this year, three friends were charred to death in a moving car. "This is the second such accident when people have died because their vehicle caught fire," he noted.
He also said that the identity of the second person who was in the car along with Surinder, the driver, was not yet known. "We are closely studying the missing reports filed in the past 24 hours to identify the person," informed Kumar.
According to the police, the car, a Honda City, had caught fire over the flyover on Mathura road near the Oberoi hotel at around 9.45 pm.
Police said that the car, DL 4C AB 1871, was going towards Nizamuddin from India Gate when the car caught fire and hit the road divider.
The car was registered in the name of Ramesh Chandra Mishra, a doctor in Maulana Azad hospital.