Almost 90 vehicles were burnt to crisp at Pune’s Sinhagad area. This incident took place in the wee hours of Sunday when the residents of the area woke up after hearing explosions in their neighborhood and to their shock they found that all the vehicles that were parked in their parking area was caught up in flames. The damage included almost eight cars, 77 two wheelers and seven bicycles which were burned to crisp in almost five parking lots of different housing societies.
However the victims whose vehicles were destroyed does not belong to a single housing society almost five housing societies people were affected around the Sun City area of Pune. The targeted areas were Dominos Pizza parking in Anandnagar, Suryanagari Society, A and B wings of Swaminarayan Apartment, Akshay Glory Apartment, Avadhoot Arcade and Ram Heights.
The incident is said to have occurred in between 3 AM and 4:30 AM when all the residents were fast asleep. According to the report residents of the society woke to a loud bang and to their disbelief they found out that their parking area was caught under heavy fire and all the vehicles were exploding one after another while the rest were caught up in heavy flames. Although the fire Brigade was called and they were able to bring the fire under control at around 5 AM but till then the damage was already done.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police said that they have checked that security camera footage and of all the places and was able to spot the suspect. The suspect set those vehicles on fire by actually pulling out the external fuel pipes of the motorcycles and causing the intentional leakage and then setting the fire, while the fire was spread by chain reaction.
Fortunately there were no reports of any causality except few minor burn injuries. Until now no arrest have been made yet.