Crime and Accident

Minor girl killed in fire

Minor girl killed in fire

Dhar: An 8-year-old girl was killed in a fire at her house in Talavpura village here this morning, police said.

Besides, 15 goats were also charred to death in the blaze, they said.

The girl’s father, Mishrilal, had gone to his farm leaving behind his daughter in the house. At around 10.30 AM, the house caught fire which spread over the entire premise, police said.

The victim, identified as Shivani, was sleeping when the mishap occurred. Besides, 15 goats were also tied by ropes because of which they could not run outside when the fire took place, Dhamnod police station in-charge Dinesh Chouhan said.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, he said.

An investigation was on to ascertain the cause of the fire, police added.