Haftchinar blaze devours two precious lives, renders families homeless
At around 11 pm on Sunday night, 40-year-old Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh from Barapathar locality in Srinagar's Haftchinar area came out of his shabby two-storey plywood hutment after having dinner for a usual stroll. Little did he know that he would never be able to see his wife and their six-year-old son alive again.
Sheikh's wife, forty-year old Ajmeera and their minor son Mohammad Abbas were charred to death after an alleged short-circuit triggered a massive blaze late night on Sunday engulfing Sheikh's house besides five other residential structures nearby.
While two houses suffered partial damage, four including Sheikh's were completely reduced to ashes.