19 February 2019
Kandhamal: In a tragic incident, a woman and her two little daughters were charred to death in a major fire mishap in Magarguda village under G Udaygiri police limits here today morning.
The deceased woman has been identified as Jhilima Pradhan. Her three-year-old daughter Sonali Pradhan and nine-month-old Rupali Pradhan have also been charred to death in the mishap.
The incident occurred when father Bimal Pradhan had gone out for stone-cutting work. Prima facie investigation suggests that Jhilima was mentally unsound and had set herself on fire.
On noticing flames, the village Sarpanch informed the cops. While the police have reached the spot and an inquiry has been initiated into the incident, the exact cause behind the fire is yet to be ascertained after the post-mortem reports arrive. The cops have registered a case of unnatural death in the incident.