Woman, 2 daugh­ters charred to death in Hisar vil­lage fire

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HISAR: A 38-year-old woman and her two daugh­ters were charred to death in a fire that broke out in at a house near Bhairi Ak­barpur vil­lage in Uk­lana sub­di­vi­sion of Hisar district on Fri­day night.

Four mem­bers of the same fam­ily re­ceived burn in­juries in the in­ci­dent.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer (IO) and Uk­lana SHO Kr­is­han Lal said the de­ceased have been iden­ti­fied as Suman Devi, 38, her daugh­ters Nisha Rani, 13 and Ra­jni Rani, 11.

He said their bod­ies have been sent to Hisar gen­eral hospi­tal for au­topsy.

The SHO said those who re­ceived burn in­juries in the in­ci­dent were iden­ti­fied as Suresh Ku­mar, hus­band of Suman, his el­der brother Prabhu and Prabhu’s two daugh­ters Geeta Rani and Pooja Rani. The in­jured were ad­mit­ted to a nearby pri­vate hospi­tal where they were stated to be sta­ble.

Fam­ily mem­bers of the vic­tims said the fire broke out in­side their house at about 1am. They in­formed the po­lice, who rushed to the spot along with fire ten­ders.

Bal­want Singh, a neigh­bour of the vic­tim, said, “It was about 1am when I heard screams and saw smoke com­ing out of the house. We rushed to the spot and started res­cue work. The fire broke out due to short cir­cuit.”

He said Suman and her two daugh­ters died in the fire as the burn­ing elec­tric wire fell on the bed they were sleep­ing on, lead­ing to the fire. Her hus­band Suresh rushed to the room , but could not pull them out of fire. They died on the spot. His brother Prabhu and his daugh­ters, who were sleep­ing in an­other room, man­aged to come out of the house.

As Hisar su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (SP) Shiv Cha­ran was out of town, Fate­habad SP Deepak Sa­ha­ran rushed to the spot. He said the house is lo­cated deep in­side the vil­lage, where the fire ten­ders had great difficulty to reach due to nar­row lane.

Uk­lana MLA Anoop Dhanak also vis­ited the Hisar civil hospi­tal and en­quired after the health of the in­jured.

Talk­ing to HT, Dhanak said, “We will send a re­quest to chief min­is­ter Manohar Lal Khat­tar, seek­ing fi­nan­cial aid to the fam­ily.”

SHO Kr­is­han Lal said, “Prima fa­cie, it seems that the fire broke out due to short cir­cuit, but we are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing into the mat­ter.

THE HOUSE IS LO­CATED DEEP IN­SIDE THE VIL­LAGE, WHERE THE FIRE TEN­DERS HAD GREAT DIFFICULTY TO REACH, PO­LICE SAID

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