Monday, November 29, 1999

Driver burnt at businessman``s house, dies

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New Delhi, June 17 (PTI) Mystery surrounds the death of a driver who was allegedly set on fire at the residence of a leading businessman in South Delhi over a week back. Gyaneshwar Sharma, who was said to have been working at the industrialist''s house for six years, died yesterday after battling serious burn injuries for seven days, CNN-IBN reported today. The channel said the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of the area, before whom the complaint was made, had referred it to police but no action was taken. When contacted, Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said a case has been registered against unknown persons but could not give details as the investigation was at a "crucial stage". The driver told the channel that three people had set him on fire at the residence of the industrialist after pouring petrol on him. The driver, whose body was fully wrapped up in bandage and obviously in pain, told the channel that he had earlier been asked by a staff of the industrialist to tail his business partner who is also said to be living in the same house. The business partner came to know about this, the driver claimed but said he was not sure who were the three people who had set him on fire. He also feared threat to his life.

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