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15-year-old from Pune sets 8 bikes ablaze after being scolded by parents

According to police officials, the parents beat up and scolded the boy following which he set the vehicles parked in his housing society.

pune Updated: Nov 04, 2017 15:13 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
The remains of the eight vehicles in Sadashiv peth, near Tilak road after they were set on fire at midnight.(HT PHOTO)

A 15-year-old boy set eight two-wheelers on fire at Sadashiv peth on Friday after becoming angry for being scolded by his parents.

According to police officials, the parents beat up and scolded the boy following which he set the vehicles parked in his housing society on fire.

"A 15-year-old boy, who is the son of a LIC employee had an argument with his father. Following the argument, the parents scolded him and beat him up. This irked the boy who set eight bikes on fire,” said senior police inspector Appasaheb Shewale.

Officials said that the CCTV cameras installed at Damale building showed that he damaged the petrol pipes of the two-wheelers parked and collected the petrol in a bottle.Then he spread the petrol on the road and lit it.

“After repeated attempts he set fire to the bikes. When he saw the intensity of the fire, he ran away," said Shewale.

Investigation officer ofSenadatta Police chowky, Bashir Mulani said, "The fire damaged the window of a house near the LIC building. When they informed us about fire, we rushed to the spot with the fire brigade. We thought that fire broke out because crackers were burned, but when checked CCTV footage we found the exact reason behind fire."

Police booked the minor under Sections 435 and 427 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) for mischief involving fire or explosive substances with an intent to cause damage.

There was panic among residents at the LIC officers’ rest house in Navi peth. According to the Senadatta Police chowky, eight vehicles including scooters and motorcycles were gutted around 2.30 am.

A team of fire brigade officials reached the spot and extinguished the flames. Fire brigade officials said that five two-wheelers vehicles were fully burnt, while another three vehicles were badly damaged.

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First Published: Nov 04, 2017 15:10 IST