A 45-year-old engineer killed after being trapped in his car when the vehicle caught fire today in Greater Noida, police said. The deceased techie is identified as Pavan, a native of Amba in Himachal Pradesh. Police are busy investigating to ascertain the cause of the fire.
A police officer said that by the time they reached the spot near the DPS Society, which comes under Kasna police station jurisdiction, the vehicle, a sedan, was already in flames and the body was later found inside.
“The man was identified as Pavan, who was working in a private company here. He was returning after a night shift when the incident took place at 5.30 am. He was only half a kilometre short of reaching home,” police told NDTV.
The identity of techie was confirmed after matching the details of the registration number of the car.
“It appears that the running car, a Ford Ikon, had caught fire and the man could not eject himself out in time,” police said.
The body has been sent for the autopsy report, police said.
The police official said that short-circuit and problems with the blower appear to have triggered the fire but an investigation was underway.
“We have got to know that he had sent Christmas greetings to friends and relatives in the morning, around 5 am. Everything was fine till then until the fire broke out accidentally. It appears that he could not eject himself from the vehicle in time,” police told NDTV.