RTI activist dies as car catches fire

May 03, 2014 12:00 am | Updated 05:41 am IST - GREATER NOIDA:

An RTI activist, who was trying to evict alleged land grabbers from a temple in Kasna village here, was found charred to death in his car on Thursday night. His family has alleged foul play.

According to the police, Chandra Mohan Sharma, who worked for a global automobile giant, was on his way home in Alpha Sector here around 11-20 p.m. when his car went up in flames.

Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Preetinder Singh said: “The people at the spot tried to break the car’s windows with stones, but they were unable to rescue Chandra Mohan.”

By the time the police reached there, the victim had succumbed to his burns. The body was then taken to a hospital for post-mortem.

The police said Chandra Mohan had been experiencing problems with his Chevrolet car. “Four days ago, he had removed the CNG kit from the car. Even on the day of the incident, he had trouble starting the car,” said Mr. Singh.

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