Five of family found dead in Kolkata fire

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Updated: 16 Apr 2012 01:28 AM

Kolkata: The charred bodies of five members of a family, including
one with injury marks, were found from a house that caught fire early
Monday, police said.

A blood stained bedsheet was also recovered
from the house in the city's Regent Park area, police said.

house was locked from inside and after we broke in we found five badly
charred bodies. All the dead are members of the same family. One of the
bodies has an injury mark. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem
examination," Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) P.K. Ghosh said.

refused to comment on the cause of deaths and said: "The probe is on and
we are exploring all avenues."

The fire service was alerted by
the neighbours after they heard a loud explosion and saw flames leaping
out of the building.

"At around 2.15 a.m., we heard a loud
explosion and saw flames leaping out of the third floor where the deceased
lived. We alerted the fire brigade which later discovered the charred
bodies," said a neighbour.

Eyewitnesses said they did not hear
any screams or shouts for help.

"The bodies along with that of a
dog were recovered from the same room. All of them were badly charred.
However, there were no signs of struggle inside the house to suggest they
sought help during the incident," a fire services official said.