Elderly man charred to death in Sundargarh


Sundargarh: An elderly man was charred to death in a fire that broke out at his house in Gurundia village in Sundargarh district on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Kedar Singh, a native of Jharkhand. He along with his wife were residing in a thatched house in Gurundia village.

According to sources, some locals spotted fire in Singh’s house and rushed to help. Though Singh was rescued he later succumbed to his injuries.

While the exact cause behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained, police are yet to reach the spot.

Sources said the deceased man was alone at home when the incident occurred as his wife had left the house a few days ago following frequent quarrel between the duo.

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