Bhawanipatna: A young girl was charred to death after a fire broke out in her house at Khapramal village under Koksara block of Kalahandi district on Monday.
Reportedly, the deceased identified as Twinkle Kandapan, daughter of Kameswar Kandapan of the village, was in the kitchen when the mishap occurred.
Villagers were able to douse the flames before the arrival of the fire brigade but were unable to save Twinkle.
While the exact cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained, gas leakage is suspected to be the reason behind it.
Meanwhile, Koksara police have initiated a probe into the matter. The young girl’s sudden death has cast a shadow of mourning over the village.