Three women killed as house catches fire

Banda (UP) May 21: Three members of a family, all women, were killed after their house caught fire in Paras village under Baberu Kotwali police station area here, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Tuesday night when Munni Devi (70), her daughter Aarti (33) and daughter-in-law Rekha (35) were cooking food in their house.

While Munni Devi died on the spot, Aarti and Rekha succumbed to their severe burn injuries later, SHO Baberu Jaishyam Pandey said.

The bodies have been handed over to the family after post mortem examination, the SHO added. (PTI)