Karnataka man sets bank on fire as his loan got rejected

Bengaluru: In a bizzare incident, a man allegedly set a bank on fire  at Hedigonda village of Byadgi taluk in the Haveri district of Karnataka on Sunday as his loan application was rejected.

The accused has been identified as Wasim Hazaratsab Mulla, 33, a resident of Rattihalli town in the district  has been arrested and a case has been registered at Kaginelli police station.

According to sources, Wasim applied for a loan with the Canara Bank located in Hedigonda village of Kaginele police station limits. Following low credit scores, the bank allegedly denied his loan application recently.

He was very disappointed after the incident, and on Saturday late at night, he rushed to the bank with petrol. He broke a window of the bank and poured the petrol inside the bank before he set it on fire.

In the incident  cash counter and cabin, CCTV system, five computers, passbook printer, scanner, printer, cash counting machine, fans, lights, few documents and furniture a total worth of Rs 12 lakh have completely gutted in the incident.

Villagers tried to douse the flame but in vain. Later firefighters from Haveri rushed to the village and successfully doused the fire.

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