The incident took place around 5.30 am at the basement of Namme Mane apartment in Ideal Homes area. Incidentally, a similar incident was reported in Ulsoor where four two-wheelers were gutted on Saturday night.
There are six houses in the apartment owned by Nalini, who has settled down in the US. Nalini’s brother is looking after the apartments. A watchman has been appointed to guard the building.
“The apartment is located in a desolate area, but no rowdy-related activities have taken place here. Moreover, no one seemed to have targeted any tenant of the apartment.
Hence, we suspect it was an electrical short circuit. We have asked a detailed report from the electrical inspector, who will submit it on Tuesday,” said DCP (West) S N Sidramappa.
Three persons were killed in separate road accidents in the past two days.Sujith Kumar, an administrative officer of a private firm, died on the spot when he came under the wheels of a goods vehicles on Monday morning in the Indiranagar traffic police limits. Kumar, 26, a resident of Shakthinagar, behind Tin Factory, was a native of Thiruvananthapuram.
Police said the accident occurred on the Old Madras Road near the Metro Railway Station. The driver of the speeding goods van lost control over the vehicle and knocked down the victim from behind. Kumar, who was on his way to City from KR Puram, came under the front wheel of the vehicle. Suresh, the driver, was arrested and the vehicle seized. The accident led to traffic jam for more than half-an-hour.
In another accident, two men were killed in separate accidents in the Whitefield traffic police limits on Sunday night. Biju Sebastian, 36, a maintenance engineer with HAL, was killed when he rammed his two-wheeler into a median grill in Singasandra. Though he was rushed to a nearby hospital, Sebastian died as he had severe head injuries. He hailed from Kerala and had come to Bangalore 10 years ago. He is survived by wife and two sons aged three and six years.
A youth from Andhra Pradesh, who was critically injured in an accident on Sunday, died at a private hospital on Monday. The dead was identified as Srinivasalu, 29. He was staying with his friend Harsha in Whitefield.
According to police, Srinivasalu had recently come to the City in search of a job and Harsha had promised to get him a job. The duo were on their way to Hebbal from Whitefield on Harsha’s bike on Sunday afternoon. Harsha stopped the bike on the roadside in Kalyan Nagar as Srinivasalu wanted to answer the call of nature.
Srinivasalu, who had crossed the main road, failed to notice a speeding car on the road while returning and was mowed down. He was immediately taken to a private hospital. Doctors conducted surgeries on his head. However, he failed to respond to the treatment and died on Monday. The police arrested the car driver and seized the vehicle.