Kozhikode: A youth set fire to a car on Churani road near Kuttyadi pass. The locals were fleeing when they saw smoke coming from the parked car. The car was locked from the inside. With this, the locals smashed the windows and took the young man out.
The fire was started except for petrol. But the fire did not spread and was slightly burnt. People were being rescued before the fire spread.
His name and address were not immediately available for comment. It is believed that the car may have come from Wayanad depending on the direction. Police are trying to identify him.