Elderly woman

chars to death

An elderly woman was charred to death in Krishna Nagar here as fire broke out in a three-storey building she lived with her family, the police said.

Seventy-year-old Urvashi Mahajan was on the ground floor of the house when the fire broke out.

The other members of the family evacuated the house but Urvashi, who was in a ground floor room, could not flee in time. Several attempts by her family members to save her failed due to the inferno, the police said.

According to the fire officials, they received a call about the fire at 4 p.m. after which four fire tenders were rushed to the spot. By the time the time fire was doused, she was dead. —PTI