Three Charred To Death as Car Catches Fire After Hitting Tree

BILASPUR: Three died after they were burnt alive in a road accident after a car allegedly hit a tree and caught fire in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district, police said on Sunday.

The accident occurred at Khaira-Podi village between Ratanpur and Pendra road on intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, Ratanpur-Kota sub divisional officer of police (SDOP) Ashish Arora said.

A probe is underway to ascertain the identity of the fourth person who was present at the accident site. The victims, whose skeletal remains were found inside the car, are yet to be identified, the official said.

The vehicle belongs to one Shahnawaz Khan of Torva area in Bilaspur, he said.A case has been registered under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and further probe is underway, the official said

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