Mystery remains over fire mishap at Pal Heights Hotel owner’s house
Bhubaneswar: Even after more than 12 hours of the fire mishap at Pal Heights Hotel owner’s house elapsed, forensic team, police and fire department are still unable to get a lead.
On the fateful day, though Satpal’s elder son and his family were at the first floor and Satpal was sleeping in the ground floor, none of them got a clue of the fire. Satpal’s elder grandson jumped into the swimming pool from first floor after the house caught fire, but neither he nor anyone of the family called fire brigade or police.
Surprisingly security guard on duty at Satpal’s house also did not notice the fire outbreak.
Satpal’s younger son Gagan Pal Singh (40), daughter-in-law Bhavana Singh (38), granddaughter Sohabi Singh (15), grandson Rubir Singh (8) and house maid Khusi Das (15) died in the mishap which occurred yesterday.
Scientific team and Police Commissioner YB Khurania also visited and studied the spot yesterday.
“We will be able to reach a conclusion only after getting the post mortem report and opinion from experts,” said Khurania.
Meanwhile, post-mortem report of the deceased persons mentioned while Gagan Pal Singh and his wife succumbed to fire injuries, his son and the house maid died due to asphyxiation and his daughter died due to both fire injuries and asphyxiation.