Couple, Daughter Charred To Death In Khanyar Fire Incident

The ill fated house in which a couple a their daughter were charred to death due to fire incident at Khanyar Srinagar on Saturday.  

SRINAGAR – A couple and their daughter were burnt alive after their house was gutted in a fire incident in Khanyar area of old city in Srinagar district on Friday night.

Station House Officer (SHO) Khanyar Parvaiz Ahmad said that the incident occurred at Sheeshgari Mohalla when a residential house belonged to Javid Ahmad Hakak son of Ali Mohammad Hakak caught fire and gutted completely, reported news agency GNS.

In the incident, three members of the family including father, mother and their daughter died on the spot, he said.

The officer identified the deceased as Javaid Ahmad Hakak, his wife Safiya Javaid and their daughter Hafsa.

The officer said that apparently the cause of fire seems to be due to short circuit. However, he said that the real cause of the fire would be known after completion of investigations.

Police has registered a case and started further investigations in this regard.

Meanwhile, the district administration Srinagar has announced Rupees 15 lakh compensation in favour of Next of Kin (NoK) of Khanyar fire victims.
The District Development Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that the 15 lakh would be deposited in the account of the girl namely Soheda Javid (8) who lost her parents and 4-year-old sister in the tragic fire incident.
The government will also bear education and the other expenses of the girl child, the Deputy Commissioner said.
As per the procedure, the amount would go in a joint account of the girl and the DC and the money along with interest would be given to the girl after she attains age of 18-years.
As reported already a couple, Javid Ahmad Hakak (40), his wife Sobiya (28) and their daughter Hafsa (4) were burnt alive after their house was completely damaged in the overnight fire incident at Sheeshgari Mohalla of Khanyar in Old City Srinagar.

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