Narvaw residents demand fire station after boy charred to death

Baramulla: A day after a two-year-old boy was charred to death in a fire incident in Laridora village of Narvaw area of Baramulla district, people here took to streets demanding a fire service station in the area.
A boy, Mansoor Ahmad was charred to death when fire broke out in a house in Laridora village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.
Reports said that thousands of people, under the banner of Narvaw Welfare Committee, assembled in the main Chowk and held a protest demonstration against the authorities for failing to provide a fire service station.
The protesters blocked the Srinagar-Muzafarabad road for several hours, resulting in disruption of traffic movement.
President Narvaw Welfare Committee, Abdul Jabar Lone said that a precious life was lost on Wednesday as the fire service authorities couldn’t reach the spot in time. “We were promised by the government that they will set up a fire service station here which will cater to at least 25 villages of Narvaw valley but nothing has happened so far,” he added.
Later, additional deputy commissioner Baramulla, Bashir Ahmad Khan along with Station House Officer Sheeri, Nasir Ahmad and Naib tehsildar, Ghulam Mohammad Chopan reached the spot and assured protesters that they will forward their demand to higher officials.