Bolangir, Nov 28 (LocalWire): A youth was killed as a betel shop caught fire near PP Academy square in Bolangir, police said on Wednesday.
According to police, Malpada resident Suraj Kheti, who was inside the shop, was charred to death in his sleep as the flames spread rapidly on Tuesday night.
Fire tenders were rushed to the site to control the flames.
The cause of the fire is yet unknown. However, ruling out chances of short circuit, Kheti’s family alleged that he was murdered due to past enmity.
The police said they have started investigating the case.