Family of four charred to death in West Bengal

Kolkata: A family of four including two minor girls were charred to death in West Bengal’s Hooghly district, police said on Friday. The exact cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

“The incident took place on Thursday. Surat Ali(42), his wife Rajina Bibi (36), daughters Arfin Yasmin (13) and Asiyana Khatun (6) were burnt inside their house in Chandanpur area,” an officer of Chinsurah police station said.

He mentioned that Ali was undergoing treatment for some mental problems and there is no suspicion of an outsider setting the house on fire.

“Till the source of fire is identified and other details are clarified, it is difficult to ascertain the exact sequence of events,” he added.