- Doctor’s wife and mother’s condition stable
- Two fire engines found the fire under control
Andhra Pradesh: A doctor and his two children were killed when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Renigunta in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati district on Sunday. The fire broke out on the top floor of the hospital building where the doctor was staying with his family. Dr Ravi Shankar Reddy, his son and daughter lost their lives. The local people saved his wife Dr Anant Lakshmi and mother.
Doctor’s wife and mother’s condition stable
The incident took place around 4.30 am at Karthika Hospital for Children in Bhagat Singh Nagar in Renigunta, near the temple town of Tirupati. The recently opened hospital did not have a single patient. Firefighters shifted 12-year-old Bharat and 15-year-old Karthika to another hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries. The condition of the doctor’s wife and mother is said to be stable.
Two fire engines found the fire under control
A police officer said that they received information about the fire at around 4.50 am. Two fire tenders reached the hospital and doused the fire. Police suspect that the fire started due to short circuit. Police said the exact cause of the fire would be known after a detailed investigation.
Earlier in Madhya Pradesh, a person had set himself on fire in front of the police.
Earlier, in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh, a 45-year-old man allegedly set himself on fire in front of the police late on Sunday night in a land dispute. 41 percent of the scorched person was admitted to the hospital. A police officer gave this information on Monday. Superintendent of Police (Rural) Bhagwat Singh Virde said that Bhanwar Singh (45) and his accomplices were quarreling with the people of the other side over the ownership of a land in Simrol area, about 40 km from Indore, late on Sunday night. He said that a sub-inspector traveling in a police patrol vehicle tried to pacify these people by going to the spot.
According to Virde, the accused, who were quarreling even at the behest of the sub-inspector, did not agree and as the dispute escalated, Bhanwar Singh allegedly set himself on fire by spraying inflammable material. Superintendent of Police said that 41 percent scorched person has been admitted to Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital in Indore. An officer of Simrol police station, quoting the FIR lodged by the sub-inspector, said that the accused abused the sub-inspector and thrashed him with sticks, causing injuries to his back, shoulder and wrist.