SRINAGAR — A man was charred to death in a fire incident in Qamarwari area of the summer capital Srinagar on Tuesday morning.

Reports said that Bashir Ahmad Baba, son of Abdul Gani, a resident of Qamarwari has suffered critical burn injuries in a fire incident ’caused by firepot (Kangri)’ at his residence. They said that Baba was rushed to SMHS Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

Meanwhile, an unnamed police officer was quoted by the news agency as having confirmed the incident and said the cause of the fire is being investigated. “A post-mortem is also being conducted by a team of doctors at SMHS Hospital and further investigation is on.”

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The FSL team of Srinagar Police has been called on the spot and samples that led to this fire incident will be collected for the investigation, he added.

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