Mumbai Crime: Unidentified youth sets three bikes on fire in Vasai building

Updated: Jun 18, 2019, 21:05 IST | Samiullah Khan

As per the CCTV footage of the building, an unidentified youth walked in the building and set bikes on fire by removing the petrol tube of the bike at the posh residential building in Vasai

Mumbai Crime: Unidentified youth sets three bikes on fire in Vasai building
A screengrab of the CCTV footage shows the two bikes burnt into ashes. All Pictures/Hanif Patel

In an incident that was captured on CCTV, three bikes were set on fire by an unknown person on the wee hours of Tuesday at Krishna Township New Evershine building, Vasai West. As per the CCTV footage of the building, an unidentified youth is seen walking inside the posh residential building and setting parked bikes on fire by removing the petrol tube of the bike at the posh residential building in Vasai.

Bike burnt to ashes
The two bikes that caught fire and were burnt to ashes later on

In the video, the youth is seen breaking the petrol tube of the bike before setting the bike on ablaze. The youth fled from the spot after setting the bike on fire completely. In the process of burning one bike, two other bikes which were parked close to the first bike also caught fire and were burnt to ashes.

Bike set ablaze
The bikes were set on fire by an unidentified youth who is caught on the CCTV footage of the building

Local residents of the building immediately called the Fire Brigade who rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire but by the time they reached the two bikes were burnt down completely. So far, no complaint was reported before the police in the above-said incident.

Bikes parked burnt
The three bikes were parked in the parking area of the building

In a similar incident that took place on March 27, 2019, a bike owned by a tribal youth identified as Sunil Chipat was set to fire by an unknown person at Taki Pada area in Nalasopara east. According to police sources, the miscreants covered their face with a handkerchief and broke the gasoline pipe of the Bajaj Discover bike and fled from the spot after burning the bike completely.

Along with the bike, a storeroom caught in the fire burning many important papers, agricultural materials, water pumps, pipes, fertilizers, wires, welding machines, cycles, etc. No FIR has been registered yet in this connection.

The bike owner Sunil Chipat said that he suspected unauthorised construction mafia are involved in the conspiracy as he had filed a complaint against their unauthorised construction in the neighborhood area.

Also Read: A year on, Mumbai still waiting for fire-fighting bikes

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