Mother-son duo charred alive as fire guts house in Surankote Poonch
Srinagar, Nov 24: A woman and her 3-year-old son were charred alive as their house was burnt in a massive fire amplified by the domestic gas cylinder blast in Surankote area of the Poonch district, officials said on Thursday.
They said the owner of the house, Shokat Hussain, was also injured while his three other children succeeded in escaping unhurt in the fire incident which took place at Chandimarh B Ward No.04, Baffliaz Surankote during the wee hours.
Soon after the fire, locals and police rushed to spot and by the time fire was brought under control, 35-year-old Hamida Begum wife of Shokat Hussain and Aqib Hussain (3) were found charred alive and their bodies recovered. House owner Showkat Hussain was injured and has been hospitalized, they added.
Police post Incharge Bheramgalla PSI Naresh Kaith, who led the police party in rescuing other family members and bringing the fire under control, confirmed that the mother-son duo was killed in the unfortunate incident. He said a case has been registered and further investigations taken up.
Sarpanch Buffliaz B Tahira Tabassum while expressing anguish over the incident demanded immediate relief to the affected family. (GNS)