Alert Delhi Police personnel rescued a 75-year-old man and his son from a fire in south Delhi’s CR Park area on Monday.
The man has been identified as Someer while his son has been identified as 30 year-old Agnibha.
According to a senior police official, on Monday at 3.03 AM, police control room (PCR) received a call about a house in CR Park has caught fire, following which Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) was dispatched for the spot.
“Police reached the spot where house owner Kalyani Chaterjee said that her son Agnibha is a psychiatric patient and he has allegedly lit fire in her house.
Her husband Someer, a diabatic patient, and son were inside the house,” said the senior police official.
“Someer was rescued from his bedroom by breaking the door.
Police heard a cry for help from inside the room, but due to heavy fire and smoke, the exact location was not traceable,” he said.
“Later, police broke open the wooden door of inner bedroom and Agnibha was rescued safely. As he was under the influence of heavy smoke for long period, Agnibha was sent to AIIIMS Trauma Centre as a precautionary measure,” police said, adding that the fire tenders doused the blaze.