A woman and her two children were charred to death in a fire mishap in their house at Unchagaon village under the Jharpokharia police station Mayurbhanj district on Thursday night.
The deceased were identified as Surukuni Marndi, her five-year-old daughter Sarita and three-month-old son. The mishap took place in the midnight when the victims were sleeping in the house.
Getting information, Fire Services personnel from Saraskana rushed to the village and doused the flames. However, the trio were already charred to death by then.
However, the woman’s husband has come under the police scanner as he escaped unhurt in the mishap while he was also sleeping in the house.
Police have detained him for questioning and started an investigation into the incident.