Hyderabad, March 22: In an incident, a robber set on fire a house in Marredpally after he failed to find anything of value in it in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to Marredpally police, an unidentified person entered the house around 1 am. "We presume that he came to the house in a bid to steal. But when he found nothing in the house, he burnt it down in a fit of rage. We are trying to ascertain the identity of the person," Marredpally sub-inspector K Laxmi Narsaiah said.
The Telangana State fire response department said they received a call from one of the neighbors saying that a fire had broken out in Nehru Nagar.
"We received a phone call from their neighbours around 1.55 am. They told us about a fire in the neighbouring building and reported a lot of smoke," regional fire officer V Papaiah said.
A fire tender and a bike-borne firefighting unit from the fire station in Secunderabad were rushed to the spot.
According to preliminary estimates, property worth 2 lakh was gutted. "Since the fire was confined to four walls of the house, there was some property damage. We managed to save property worth 5 lakh," he said.