Man Behind Indore Fire Was Out On Bail After Being In Jail In Cheating Case


Sanjay Dixit is accused of triggering the devastating hearth.


The person accused of igniting the hearth in a three-storey constructing in Indore that left seven individuals useless and 9 injured, had spent greater than two months in Pune jail in 2018 in a case of dishonest and was out on bail, police mentioned on Sunday.

The accused, Shubham aka Sanjay Dixit (27), was held by the Indore police through the intervening night time of Saturday and Sunday in reference to the hearth incident and booked beneath Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 302 (punishment for homicide) and 436 (mischief by hearth aspiring to destroy any constructing).

On Saturday morning, Mr Dixit had allegedly torched the scooter of a 22-year-old lady, who had turned down his marriage proposal. From the automobile, the blaze unfold to the constructing’s parking space earlier than it moved upwards and engulfed the premises, leaving seven residents useless, police mentioned.

“Dixit, who’s accused of triggering the devastating hearth, was in jail in Pune for two-and-a-half months in 2018 in reference to dishonest case in opposition to him as an worker of an funding consultancy agency,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Sampat Upadhyay instructed reporters right here.

He was later launched on bail, he added.

Dixit had vacated a rented flat within the gutted constructing six months in the past. He wished to marry the girl who lived in the identical constructing, however she was going to marry one other particular person, the police mentioned.

He and the girl additionally had a quarrel over Rs 10,000, they added. “Dixit had stayed within the gutted constructing twice and got here in touch with the girl. The accused as soon as had an argument with the girl, following which her neighbours had warned him to behave correctly together with her,” DCP Upadhyay added.

After setting the girl’s automobile on hearth, Dixit fled to his buddy’s place in Niranjanpur space and later moved to Lohamandi space, the police mentioned.

Dixit, who initially hails from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, was working in a non-public agency right here for the final couple of months, the official mentioned.

On Sunday, Dixit confronted the anger of the family of among the sufferer and the elder sister of the girl who had spurned his marriage proposal, at a police station. They shouted at him and demanded that he be hanged to demise.

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