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Delhi gangster accused of setting businessman on fire arrested

The Mumbai crime branch has arrested a gangster from Delhi who had allegedly set a businessman on fire in broad daylight last month.

DCP Mohan Dahikar said that Keshav Kakkad, the accused, was arrested yesterday and handed over to Delhi police.

Kakkad, according to the police, poured kerosene on a businessman and set him on fire at a market in Delhi’s Karol Bagh area last month when the latter refused to pay him ransom.

The victim suffered 83 per cent burn injuries, and suffered a heavy loss as five of his shops also caught fire. He is in hospital and his condition was said to be critical.

An old woman had died and four others were injured in the fire.

Crime branch officers nabbed Kakkad after getting a tip-off that he would be arriving in Versova area here, the DCP said.

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