A farmer burned alive in a farm field in Jagtial

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Jagtial: In a tragic incident, a farmer was burned alive in his farm field in Veldurthi in the rural mandal of Jagtial on Tuesday afternoon. The incident was revealed late at night when family members found his charred body on the ground.

Police say Pothuganti Laxman Goud (54) set rice stalks on fire in his farm field on Tuesday afternoon and accidentally caught fire. Laxman Goud, who had a problem with his eyesight, did not notice the flames. With no one nearby to rescue him, he was surrounded by fire and died instantly.

When he did not return home in the evening, family members checked with the grog sappers as Laxman Goud used to consume grog on a regular basis. Later that night, they checked the field and found his charred body.

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Upon learning of the incident, the police rushed to the scene and opened an investigation. The body was transferred to Jagtial Hospital for an autopsy.


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