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6 killed in house fire in Cuttack


A murder case was registered by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Cuttack on Friday .The Cuttack police have registered a case and investigation is on into fire at a house in Sector-7 Markatnagar area . The incident happened on Thursday, in which four persons were killed on the spot and two more at the SCB hospital . DCP Sanjeev Arora said to OTV , a leading news channel “On the basis of the dying statement of Anita Sahoo and a detailed report of Arun Sahoo, a murder case under Section 302 of IPC has been registered.” “In her dying statement before the Magistrate, Anita said her father, Anadi torched the room after pouring kerosene,” he said.

DCP Arora said that , Family dispute could be the reason behind the incident as Anadi’s children were unhappy about the second marriage of their father. Anadi’s first wife had died long back.Verification of a suicide note recovered from the room had confirmed that it had been written by Anadi Sahoo, said Arora.


Anita Sahoo and Anadi Sahoo have serious injuries & are treated at burn ward of the SCB hospital.Anita was the sister of Arun Sahoo, who had taken the house on rent, and daughter of Anadi.

As per the news four of a family which includes three children, were charred to death due to the fire in the room on Thursday evening.The injured father-daughter duo was admitted to the SCB hospital in a critical condition. Kuni Sahoo, aged 40, was burnt alive with her three children in the fire. Kuni, a cousin sister of Arun, had come to Cuttack with her children for Bali Yatra.According to sources the incident happened at around 7.30 pm. There were no signs that the fire in the house could have been caused by a gas cylinder blast or an electrical short circuit. they said.