Houseboat fire in Kashmir, PWD executive engineer killed
Rangamati Public Works Department Executive Engineer Anindya Kaushal is said to be among the three Bangladeshi tourists brutally killed in a houseboat fire at Dal Lake, a tourist spot in Indian Kashmir.
It is said that the other two killed in this incident were Anindya Kaushal's travel companions. They are Chattogram Public Works Department sub-divisional engineer Eman Das and contractor Mohammad Mainuddin. They are said to be residents of Chattogram.
Rangamati Public Works Department Sub-Assistant Engineer Lelin Chakma confirmed the death of Anindya Kaushal.
Srinagar police have confirmed the identity of the three dead, according to a report published in Indian media outlet Telegraph India. A total of 8 tourists including the 3 deceased were staying in a houseboat named 'Safina' at ghat number 9 of the lake.
According to the police, their identities have been confirmed from the documents accompanying the deceased and documents registered in the houseboat. Police also said that 5 houseboats, seven nearby settlements were damaged due to fire.
Sources of the Public Works Department said that on November 3 of this month, Anindya Kaushal went to India. Sources in his office said that he later went to Kashmir via Ajmer Sharif after doing a physical checkup.
PWD Executive Engineer Anindya Kaushal, who is known as a very lively and intelligent personality, has a village home in Mirsrai, Chattogram. He is an officer of 30th BCS. In his personal life, he is known to be the father of two children (a boy and a girl).