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6 dead as drunken man sets house on fire in Kodagu

by Eha

Kodagu: At least six members of a family were charred to death and two others are battling for life after an intoxicated man set his own house on fire, following a quarrel. The incident took place at Kanooru village here in the wee hours of Saturday The deceased are Baby (45), Sita (40) and a six-year-old named Prarthana. They were declared brought dead at KR Hospital in Mysuru, about 90km away from Kanooru. The man who set ablaze the house is identified as Eravara Boja. According to sources, he, in a drunken stupor, picked up a fight with family members and set the house on fire in a fit of anger. Three more children from the family Vishwas (3), Vishwas (6) and Prakash (7) died in the hospital. The other two, who sustained burn injuries are Bhagya (40) and Pache (60). A case has been registered at the Ponnampete police station.

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