New Delhi: A young restaurateur was charred to death as his car went up in flames after crashing into a roadside tree in southwest Delhi's Inder Puri area on Friday.
Police said Sharan (23) could not escape as in the impact of the crash power supply to the central locking system might have snapped rendering it ineffective and jamming the doors.
The incident took place around 5:30 AM when Sharan, who lived in Naraina Vihar, was on his way to a gurudwara in Das Garha village in his Honda City car.
"As he reached near Todapur in Inder Puri area, he lost control over the car and hit a roadside tree. The car caught fire soon after the incident and Sharan could not escape because its doors had jammed due to central locking," said a senior police officer.
"We got a PCR call at 5:43 PM following which a team rushed to the spot, the victim was brought out of the car with the help of fire fighters and rushed to a nearby hospital in PCR van where he was declared brought dead," the officer said.
According to Delhi Fire Services, they had got a call at 5:35 AM and they had sent one fire tender to the spot to douse the flames. Fire fighters pulled the man out of the car but he could not be saved.
Although Sharan could not be immediately identified but later police was able to establish his identity.
"We were later able to identify. He lived with his family in Naraina Vihar and had a restaurant business in Pashchim Vihar area. We have registered a case of accident and further investigations are on," the officer said.