Robbery bid goes wrong, boy dies after shop catches fire | India News

DALTONGANJ: A 12-year-old boy was charred to death during a robbery bid in Jharkhand’s Latehar district while his 15-year-old accomplice suffered 70% burns when the fertiliser and seed shop they were burgling caught fire allegedly from a candle they had used in the dark, reports M F Ahmad.
The accident occurred Friday night at Pakri village, 5km from Balumath police station.The deceased was identified as Amit Turi. The injured is Badal Bhuiyan. The third accomplice, Sagar Turi (12), managed to escape unscathed, Latehar SP Anjani Anjan said Saturday.
“Balumath Police reached the site and a firefighting vehicle was called to control the blaze. The shop was completely gutted. We are investigating the cause of the fire and the circumstances surrounding the break-in. Preliminary investigation suggests that one of the three thieves may have lit a candle, leading to the fire,” the SP said.
“Badal was taken to the community health centre, Balumath, from where he was transferred to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi. Sagar has been absconding since the accident,” the SP added.

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