A 23-year-old-man was Monday
arrested for allegedly burning eight vehicles over a petty
Locals saw smoke near a bus stop in Lokmanya Nagar and
informed the authorities around 3 am about four two-wheelers
and as many auto-rickshaws burning, Thanes regional disaster
management cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam said.
RDMC officials and fire brigade personnel rushed to
the spot and doused the flames, he said.
Senior Inspector S M Patil of Shrinagar police station
identified the arrested accused as Ajay Gumbak, a resident of
She said Gumbak's father had bought a motorcycle
recently which was being used by the accused's uncle.
"Gumbak's uncle was paying the loan instalments of the
two-wheeler. The accused went to him to ask for the motorcycle
and the latter refused," the official said.
Enraged, the accused, in the early hours of Monday,
set the motorcycle ablaze, resulting in seven other vehicles
in the vicinity catching fire, Patil said.
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