Press Trust of india

Army officer dies trying to save dog from fire

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Srinagar, Mar 1 :  An Army officer died while trying to save his dog during a fire incident in Gulmarg area of Baramulla district of north Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

A fire had broken out in an officers’ hut Saturday night and Major Ankit Budhraja of Corps Signals, attached with SSTC Gulmarg, rescued his wife and one of his dogs. However, while rescuing another dog, the major received burn injuries up to 90 percent and died on the spot, a police official said.

The fire was brought under control by firefighters with the assistance of local police.

The body of the Army officer has been shifted to Sub-District Hospital Tangmarg for further medico-legal formalities.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *