Fire razes down house

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IMPHAL, January 17: A private residence at Sagolband Mabudhou Mantri Leikai was charred to the grounds in a suspicious manner this morning. The house belongs to one Kabrabam Imoton, 45 son of (L) Iboyaima.Local sources informed that there was fight between Imoton and his elder brother Imocha, 47 last night during which gunshots were allegedly heard.
It is also learnt that during the fire incident this morning, there was no one at Imoton’s home.
The Imphal Fire Service received reports about the fire at 5:45pm following which, fire tenders rushed to the spot. However, even before the fire tenders could reach the spot, the house was completely charred to the grounds.
Sources from the Fire Service have ruled out short circuit or the cooking gas as the origin of the fire.
Due to the severity of the fire and the numbers of items destroyed by the fire, the family has said it will first make a list of the items and submit it to the Fire Service to account for the damage done.

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