In a shocking piece of news, four children of a family were burnt to death when their house caught fire in Gurugram on Saturday morning, police said.
Their parents, however, received burn injuries.
According to the police, the children, identified as Kusum, 14, Kanchan, 10, Rohit, 6, and Mohit, 5, were burnt alive and Kirpal Singh and Surajwati were injured when a fire broke out in their house in the fields of Mohammadpur village, near the Delhi-Gurugram expressway.
Singh, hailing from Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh, does farming on nearly 4 acres of land on a contract basis.
He has been referred to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi as his condition is said to be critical, a relative of the victims told IANS here.
The reason behind the blaze could not be ascertained immediately.
The bodies have been sent for postmortem.