Bhubaneswar: Five members of city-based hotelier Satpal Singh’s household died of suffocation when fire broke out in their Budheswari colony residence in Bhubaneswar early this morning.
Satpal Singh, his son Gagan Singh and others are the owners of Pal Heights Hotel at Jaydev Vihar here. He has narrowly escaped death but has sustained serious injuries. He is undergoing treatment in government-run Capital Hospital here. The deceased have been identified as Satpal’s son Gagan Pal Singh (40), daughter-in-law Bhawna Singh (38), grandson Rubir Singh and granddaughter Sohabi Singh. Their domestic help identified as Khushi Das too died on the way to the hospital.
As told to this reporter smoke was spotted by neighbours in 4.30 am this morning. They tried to inform security guards in the Pal household but were unsuccessful in doing so, then they informed the police control room whon then informed the fire service station.
“We received the information about 5.18 am. We tried our best” said Ramesh Chandra Majhi, fire officer.
Police said that this incident seems strange, it certainly raises suspicion and that their investigating into the incident is on.