Elderly woman charred to death in Guwahati
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Elderly woman charred to death in Guwahati

An 87-year-old woman was charred to death in a fire that gutted her hut in Assam

GUWAHATI:

An 87-year-old woman was charred to death in a fire that gutted her hut in Assam’s Kharghuli area on Wednesday morning.

Sources said that the woman, identified as Dhanamaya Biswakarma, was found dead by the time a team from Latasil police station reached the site around 8 am.

“She lived alone in the small hut and was physically very weak. We suspect the fire started in the early morning. The fire was doused by fire tenders that rushed to the spot in the morning. Later, we found her charred body inside the razed hut,” Latasil officer-in-charge Binoy Kalita said.

“The victim’s body has been sent for postmortem. An investigation is on to find out the cause of the fire,” Kalita added.

(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)

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