They set the taxi, Ba 1 Jha 8206, on fire after spraying petrol minutes after they got in. They had hired it to go to Kalanki from Koteshwar. The driver, who was inside when it was set on fire, however, managed to get out of the taxi unhurt. The Maoist cadres fled the scene after the incident.
Here is what Subash Pariyar, the driver of the taxi to say regarding how the incident took place.