Fire broke out inside a locked house in Bharati Nagar, Ranipet, in the early hours on Tuesday.

According to police, the house owner, Suyambunathan (56), lives in Gummidipoondi while his wife Vathsala (52) lives in the Ranipet house. As Vathsala was not well, she locked the house on Sunday and had gone to Chennai for treatment.

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