Baramulla: An old woman was charred to death in a fire incident in a Rafiabad village of north Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
Police said as the fire broke out in the house of Ghulam Hasan Khan son of Sher Wali Khan of Lari Angan village of Rafiabad Baramulla on Saturday morning, other family members jumped outside from the windows however the mother of Khan identified as Begam Jan (60) who was in her room could not move out of house, resulting in his death due to burn injuries.
The woman was buried in the ancestral graveyard and her funeral was attended by thousands of people.
SHO Panzla Mehrajudin said that cause of the fire is under investigation.
Residents of Lari Angan said that lack of proper road connectivity hampered the arrival of fire and emergency service vehicles on time.