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Driver sets car on fire to ‘settle scores’ with cops

DTNext 2019-01-11 05:30:00

A car confiscated by the traffic enforcement and parked on the 100-feet road near Vadapalani, was set on fire on early Thursday morning by the driver, who was earlier booked on Wednesday night for drunken drive.

Representative Image Chennai: The car was driven by K Matharasan (27) and based on CCTV footage evidence, police arrested Matharasan on Thursday evening for setting the car on fire.
Kodambakkam traffic police inspector on Wednesday night found that the driver who reached the Vadapalani junction in a car (TN 10 BA 2309) was drunk and hence, his car was confiscated. The police then booked him for drunken drive. After confiscating his car, the police then parked it under the flyover at Vadapalani junction at around 10.30 pm on Wednesday.
Some passers-by at around 3.30 am on Thursday noticed the car on fire and informed the nearby Vadapalani police station.
Police noted that the driver decided to set the car on fire to settle score with the police for booking him under drunken driving case and for taking his vehicle in police custody. Sources said that the particular car was linked to the network of a call taxi aggregator and was running for a hotel on 100 feet road in Vadapalani.