March 1: Four members of a family, including a toddler, were charred to death early Tuesday after their hut caught fire in Gadan village of Tehsil Bhagwah in the Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The deceased have been identified as Ab Rasheed S/o Rusla Butt (55), his wife Fata Begum, 50, daughter-in-law Mubeena, 22 and his seven-month old grand daughter.
Several cattle were also burnt alive in the devastating fire that engulfed their hut at 4:30 am.
Villagers tried their best to douse the flames but could’t help as the entire hut was made of dry wood.
They said that the owner had dumped dry fodder near his house for cattle and that it might have caught fire from the unextinguished fire place used for cooking.