In what could be termed as a bizarre incident, a man in Delhi allegedly set his bike on fire after he was issued a challan of Rs. 11,000 for violating traffic rules.
The man has been identified as Rakesh, a resident of south Delhi.
The incident happened on Thursday evening in Malviya Nagar area. According to police, Rakesh was driving in an inebriated condition. The police issued him a court challan for drunk driving, making him liable to pay a fine of Rs. 10,000 and another Rs. 1,000 for riding without a helmet. Rakesh, however, claimed that he had bought the bike for Rs. 15,000.
As he was being impounded under the law, the agitated Rakesh pulled out the fuel pipe of his bike and set his bike on fire. The bike went up in flames immediately, and the Rakesh somehow managed to escape, police said. A fire team was called, and the fire was doused. Later Rakesh was also caught by the police. Rakesh was in a drunk condition when the incident occurred, and a case has been registered against him, police said.
This incident happened just a day after a man in Delhi’s neighbouring city Gurugram was fined Rs. 24,000 for violating multiple traffic rules.