A shocking incident has come to the fore in Kolkata. A couple was reportedly seen coming out of a multi-storey building in a burning condition, and running on the streets.
The incident occurred in the Ghuni area of New Town. Locals said that they saw the couple running on the streets while screaming, as they were set ablaze. According to police sources, the incident took place at around 5 pm on Wednesday. They have been admitted to R.G. Kar Hospital in the city. The condition of the couple continues to be critical.
The couple has been identified as Golam Mortaza and Shakila Sultana. They used to live in the multi-storey building for the past four years. It has been learned that the incident occurred when the wife was cooking. As the fire broke out, the wife was immediately engulfed in the flames. When Mortaza went to rescue his wife, he too was engulfed in the flames. Locals said that they were horrified to see the couple running in a burning state while screaming in pain. The neighbors and locals somehow managed to douse the flames and the duo was immediately rushed to the hospital.
The police was then informed after which officers from the Eco Park police station rushed to the spot. An investigation has been initiated to ascertain whether the mishap was an accident or an attempt to murder.