EC vehicle set ablaze in West Bengal’s Purulia
A vehicle of the election commission was set ablaze at Bandwan in Purulia district on Friday (March 26) night.
A vehicle of the election commission was set ablaze at Bandwan in Purulia district on Friday (March 26) night. According to reports, the vehicle was on its way back after dropping election officials at a polling station.
According to sources, the vehicle was stopped by a few people who came out of the forests all of a sudden and allegedly threw a petrol-soaked material on it.
Initially, the driver said that he had parked the car in the forest for a while. Then two persons wrapped black cloth in their faces, spread chemicals in the car and set it on fire.
After investigation, it was known that the driver was smoking when he parked the car at night. The car caught fire in the middle of the forest due to the burning cigarette.
The vehicle of the election commission was reduced to ashes by the time fire brigade officials could douse the blaze.
Police took the car to the police station on Saturday (March 27) morning. It is known that there will be a forensic examination of the car. However, the district administration was relieved after the driver's confession.