Elderly woman, minor grandchild charred to death in Mayurbhanj

KalingaTV News Network

Baripada: An elderly woman along with her minor grandchild was charred to death in Luniagada village under Jashipur Police Station area in Mayurbhanj district last night.

The deceased have been identified as Sunei Purty and Soma Purty.

The mishap took place late in the night while the victims were asleep in their room. A nearby paddy straw mound set on fire by their family members to get rid of the nail biting cold caught up the room eventually and burnt the duo to death.

Rest of the family knew about the incident very late and called up Jashipur Police for help.

Jashipur Tehsiladar reached the spot with police and seized the bodies this morning. Assistance for last rites performing under Harischandra Yojana was also granted to the family.

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