Barrackpore, May 20 UNI | 2 months ago

A 29-year old youth and his 58-year old father were allegedly burnt to death in their Kankinara Madral road crossing house under Jagddal police station in North 24 Parganas late last night, police said today.


While the son Subhajit Das was charred to death and his body recovered by the fire brigade last night, Gauranga Das, the father sustained third degree burn injuries and was admitted to hospital, succumbed in the R G Kar medical college hospital early today.

Earlier, he was admitted to the Bhatpara state general hospital from where referred to the city hospital in a critical condition.

The charred body of Subhajit Das was recovered from the first floor room of the house, Fire Brigade sources said. Later police sent the body for postmortem today.

A couple of fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire that broke out in the first floor room stored with a considerable stock of sarees and beddings.

The cause of fire and extent of material and other losses were yet to be asceratined, police and fire brigade further said.

(Posted on 20-05-2014)