Siliguri, 7th January: An elderly couple was charred to death when they were sitting around the fire, trying to keep themselves warm, on Monday night. The incident occurred at the Jayanagar Colony in the Purba Dhantala area under the Fulbari-2 region. The deceased have been identified as Rohit Prasad Roy and Draupadi Roy.
According to sources, the duo was in their house while the accident occurred. Upon hearing the news of the incident, the locals rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire. However, the couple could not be saved. The NJP police later reached the spot and recovered the bodies.