Nashik: Local industrialist Richard Marshal D`souza was charred to death when his car caught fire here in North Maharashtra, police said on Monday.
The incident took place last evening near Goverdhane village when D`souza, Founder-Chairman of C&M Farming Company, was driving his Maruti 800 car, they said.
The 65-year-old suffered from physical disabilities in lower parts of his body and he had modified his car. He would operate brake and accelerator using his hands, police said.
He was proceeding towards his company when the car suddenly got engulfed in flames and he could not come out of the four-wheeler, they said, adding it was not yet known how the fire started.