Car ablaze at 1am in Hinjewadi, firefighters find sick woman inside, charred to death

Victim was suffering from low blood pressure and the family members were taking her to hospital when the 13-year-old car allegedly caught fire.

Updated: Sep 11, 2018 18:37:02

By Shalaka Shinde

The car in question in which the body of woman was found at Hinjewadi early on Monday morning. (HT PHOTO))

A 44-year-old woman was found charred to death inside a car in Hinjewadi, Pimpri-Chinchwad, on Sunday night.

The deceased has been identified as Sangita Manish Halve, 44.  

Among the four travelling in the car, one was the deceased woman’s 15-year-old son; his grandmother Maya Daniel Borde, 65; and another man identified as John Daniel Borde, 40. The woman worked in DTTC, a private company in Bhosari. She was suffering from low blood pressure and the family members were taking her to Aditya Birla hospital in Wakad for treatment when the car allegedly caught fire. They were all travelling in a 13-year-old Maruti Suzuki Esteem registered in the name of a family member identified as Anuradha Borde.

"She was travelling with three people," said senior police inspector Shivaji Gaware of Hinjewadi police station.

Police for the moment are referring to the case as an “incident”, which happened near a car showroom on the road connecting Bhumkar chowk to Wakad bridge.  The incident was first reported at 1 am when the fire brigade got a call from an individual who identified himself as Yogesh Ramekar.  

"When we reached there, the fire was at peak and the car was already ablaze. Our first priority was to douse the fire. When the fire was doused, we found that a person was inside as we could see the skull and skeleton completely burnt," said Vitthal Sapkal, fire official from Rahatni fire station, Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC).  

"We were told that the woman was sick and could not get out of the car, but the three travelling with her jumped out," said another fire official, who only identified himself as Machpati, also of Rahatani fire station.  

Three fire vehicles and units, including one from the head fire station of PCMC in Vallabhnagar, one from Maharashtra industrial development corporation (MIDC) area and one from Rahatni, reached the spot

The remnant of the charred body was recovered and sent for post-mortem at Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial (YCM) hospital in Pimpri. The incident is getting recorded at Hinjewadi police station. 

First Published: Sep 10, 2018 16:07:55


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