Professional Race car driver Ashwin Sundar and his wife, Niveditha, were burnt to death on Saturday morning after their BMW hit a tree and caught fire in Chennai. Both Ashwin and his wife, a doctor at a private hospital in Chennai, died on the spot in their car.
Police said Ashwin and his wife were returning from a dinner when their vehicle hit the tree near the Pattinampakkam locality in the Chennai. The car was stuck in between the tree and a wall. Soon, the BMW caught fire and the couple were burnt to death.
Onlookers, who saw the vehicle on fire, informed Chennai city police control room, and a team of police personnel from the Adyar traffic investigation wing rushed to the spot. They struggled for around half-an-hour to put out the fire. The bodies were sent to the Government Royapettah Hospital for postmortem.