KALABURAGI : In a cash crunch-related incident, a bike was burnt after petrol overflowing from its tank caught fire at a fuel station at Sedam on Friday.
The customer, who wanted to refill for Rs 300 was forced buy petrol for Rs 500 as the fuel station declined to give change.
Timely arrival of fire tenders averted a major tragedy. There were no casualties but the bike was completely burnt.According to sources, the incident occurred when the bike rider tendered a Rs 500 note asking for petrol for Rs 300. But the fuel station worker declined to give `200 change citing shortage and advised him to fill fuel for the entire Rs 500, to which bike owner agreed.
However, the bike's fuel tank overflowed and the petrol fell on the hot engine resulting in the fire, police said.
Police added that a portion of the petrol bunk was damaged. The loss to the bunk is being estimated. A case has been registered at Sedam police station.