Cop dies after fire breaks out at police quarter in Himachal

Hamirpur : A police personnel died and two were injured when a fire broke out at their quarter in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district in the early hours of Sunday, officials said.

Santosh Kumar, who was posted in the India Reserve Battalion (IRB), was burnt alive in the blaze that broke out at his quarter in BBMB Colony in Pandoh around 1 am, district Superintendent of Police Gurdev Sharma said. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Puneet visited the spot in the morning along with a forensic team. The exact cause of fire is yet to be ascertained, the officer said.