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Intentionally setting fire to JCB excavator for fraudulent insurance claim

Author Affiliations

  • 1AP Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad, India
  • 2AP Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad, India
  • 3Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Res. J. Forensic Sci., Volume 8, Issue (1), Pages 12-15, January,29 (2020)


In the instant case, the author was requested by an insurance company to determine the cause of fire reported to have occurred in a JCB excavator. According to the driver of the excavator, while clearing debris he suddenly noticed fire emanating from the centre of rear left tire of the JCB. Before the fire brigade reached, the JCB was burnt. A thorough Forensic examination was conducted by author and his team and it was found that the fire was caused due to human intervention.


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