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Three charred to death after car catches fire on road in Pune

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, the highway police said

pune Updated: Aug 24, 2017 16:10 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune

Pune: Three men travelling from Pune to Ale Phata area near Narayangaon were charred to death after the car they were travelling in met with an accident, locking them in the car on impact before catching fire in the early hours of Wednesday.

The three men, identified as Prashant Suresh Chaskar (23), Naresh Sakharam Wagh (42) and Dilip Chandrao Nawale (45), were travelling in a white car along the Ahmednagar-Kalyan road, according to the police. The incident happened in Wadgaon Anand region near Chaskar Mala under the Junnar police station jurisdiction of Pune rural police. Assistant police inspector (API) Maruti Khedkar of Ale Phata police station is investigating the case.

Visuals from the spot of the incident show various vehicles passing by the blazing car. A resident from the nearby area reported the incident. However, the men were charred to death before the police reached the spot. The police arrived at the spot and doused the fire with the help of buckets of water collected from residents, according to a statement released by the rural police.

Nawale was a resident of Babhulwadi in Ahmednagar while Wagh was a resident a Pimplewadi in Junnar. Chaskar was a resident of the region where the accident happened, the police said. The three knew each other through social circles and were a few feet away from Chaskar’s house where they had gone to drop him. While Wagh and Nawale were married, young Chaskar was unmarried, said API Khedkar. “The incident had been recorded as a case of accidental death. We are investigating it further,” said API Khedkar.

First Published: Aug 23, 2017 09:58 IST