Rourkela: A group of miscreants allegedly thrashed three occupants of a car (excluding the driver), two males and two females, and then set the vehicle on fire. The incident occurred today early morning at Heked Road under Tangarpali police limits here.
A group of bike-borne miscreants intercepted the car at Heked Road and thrashed the occupants, said sources. After they managed to flee, the miscreants set the car on fire.
Upon intimation, local police and fire service personnel arrived on the scene and doused the fire.
Preliminary investigation suggests that the group was transporting some objectionable items in the car, which could have led to the incident. Tangarpali police have initiated an investigation.