Three persons surrendered before a judicial magistrate court here on Tuesday after they had allegedly torched a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus near Koodakovil on Monday night.

Madurai Rural Police said that the bus which was on its last trip for the day was returning from Kallanai to Periyar Bus Stand with four passengers. It was stopped by about six persons at around 9.30 p.m. near Parapatti under Koodakovil police station limits.

The gang chased the crew and passengers from the bus and after pouring an inflammable material, it set the vehicle on fire. About 10 to 20 seats were partially damaged, police officers who inspected the vehicle said.

Even as the police were on the look out for the accused, three persons surrendered before the court. Further investigation is on.