Chennai: after agents have taken his car, cabbie sets him on fire

CHENNAI: Police arrested a cab driver who torched his vehicle, after it was seized by the traffic enforcement wing and parked on Jawaharlal Nehru Salai near Ambica Empire hotel on Thursday.

Madarassan, 27, was booked for drunk driving and his car was seized. “As Madarassan worked as a cab driver with a hotel, he feared he might lose his job if his employers knew of it . In order to escape, he devised a plan and torched the vehicle stealthily after pouring petrol on it,” he added. The fire was immediately doused.

Based on suspicion, police checked CCTV camera footage in the locality and spotted Madarassan torching it.