Panic gripped Malviya Nagar Block – B residents after cars were set on fire mysteriously.
Jaipur: The mystery behind car going up in flames in Malviya Nagar Block ‘B’ has finally been resolved. The police have arrested three youths for the criem. The accused would set cars parked outside homes afire just for fun, under the influence of alcohol.
DCP (east) Kunwar Rashtradeep said that an incident of an attempt to put a car afire was reported in Malviya Nagar Block ‘B’ on August 9.
“There had been similar cases, causing panic among car owners in the area. We launched an investigation after receiving complaints from people and arrested three youths on Friday,” said the officer.
The officer added that the police identified three youths involved in the arson.
“We have arrested Jitendra Mandal, Ankit Arya and Bhagawan Sahay. All of them are residents of Malviya Nagar,” said the officer.
They told the police during preliminary interrogation that they put cars on fire just to have some fun.
They were under the influence of alcohol.
Interrogation with them is going on.
A similar incident was reported in Alwar town recently. Windows of as many as 125 cars were smashed. The police arrested three friends. In order to celebrate the birthday anniversary of one of them, Narendra Kumar, his two friends Rishikesh and Ajit went on a tour of the town on a bike. The trio smashed windows of nearly 125 cars.