Falakata, 29th October: Chaos ensued in the area after a fire broke out in a godown of almonds and jute in the adjoining Jateshwar cremation ground under the Falakata block of Alipurduar district. The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday.
Reportedly, a fire broke out in the warehouse of a businessman named Papai Aich. After which the locals tried to extinguish the fire. Also, the information about the incident was given to the fire department. On receiving the news, a fire brigade reached the spot and doused the fire.
The said incident has incurred a loss of Rs 60-70 thousand. The owner of the warehouse, Papai Aich, said that he received the news of a fire early in the morning. The almonds worth about 60-70 thousand rupees kept in the warehouse were burnt to ashes. He further alleged that someone set the godown on fire and demanded justice be served by punishing the culprits of the incident.