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Mumbai: 16-year-old girl, locked in room by parents to study, charred to death in apartment fire


Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai

Mumbai, May 14: A 16-year-old was burnt to death after a fire broke out in the apartment complex and she was unable to escape, as her parents had locked her up in the room.

According to the police, Shravani Chavan (16) was locked in her room by her parents on Sunday, to ensure she studies and does not leave the house. Her parents then went to attend a wedding.

At around 1.45 pm, when Shravani was sleeping, one of the quarters on the third floor of the five-storey building caught fire.

Shravani sustained serious burns and was rushed to the civic-run Sion Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

Initial investigation suggests that the fire was caused due to short-circuit in the air conditioner installed at the apartment. Several electrical wiring and household items were also gutted in the fire.

Shravani’s father is a police naik at the Vakola police station. They stayed in a quarters located in the compound of Dadar police station.

However, a fire official said that Shravani’s door was locked from inside and a can of kerosene was found. Police are currently investigating as to why kerosene was kept in the apartment and whether the fire was accidental or planned.

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  • Lewis, UDUPI

    Thu, May 16 2019

    even she had not studied and Failed in exams at least she would have been alive with their family. Now wat did they get?

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Wed, May 15 2019

    Very very sad news
    My hearfelt condolences.
    May her Soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Wed, May 15 2019

    Inhuman and over expectation of parents killed their daughter which may amounts to murder.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, ATTAVAR,MANGALORE

    Wed, May 15 2019

    Whether such methods like locking the door and making the children study inside will serve any god purpose. Instead they will lose their concentration. Allow them to be free while studying for the exam. Now the girls life has gone. She lost her life. Is there any meaning in it.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 15 2019

    Interrogate Shravani Chavan's Father ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, May 15 2019

    Locking a 16year old girl in a room to study and parents attending a wedding?
    Very good parents ,who helped their daughter to die.Salute them.quite possible kerosin is always kept in house .it is normal in Mumbai .unfortunately on that day fire brokeout and girl was trapped.to her unluck kerosin too was in her room.Afterall clearly said fire broken in five story building in upper apartment.whatever it is one shouldnt locka 16year old by force .in name of studys.Poor girl how she must have suffered,saw death coming to her ,her agony I cant explain.
    Now police dept must be defending father ,as the kerosin was inher room.Afterall hose people bring kerosin not girl .simply now they are trying to comeout from the number.Punish them .Noone locks a big girl in room.RIP girl may your soul rest in peace.Now lock father and mother and give fire.

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  • tds, Mangalore

    Wed, May 15 2019

    No moral with parents. Selfish mind..
    Education is more important than safety of their child.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Studying what ? Most schools have vacation or are just in the re-open stage. At age 16, you allow your child to handle more responsibility, not lock them in their room. Parents need to be investigated as this could be a case of wild romance or exam results issue.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Why would her parents keep a can of kerosene in her room ...

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  • Johnny mangalore, kudla

    Tue, May 14 2019

    What kind of parents are these who lock their child in the house and attend wedding? Lock them up permanently.........

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Her Mobile Phone will have all the Answers ...

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  • James, Belman

    Tue, May 14 2019

    If anyone wants their children to study please sit with them and support them. Do not lock them inside the room. An innocent life is gone.

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Too disheartening. No comments except RIP sister.
    I can only advise to all parents including my wife 'please do not kill the children in the name of education'.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 14 2019

    Another Mystery ...

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  • kuchan, Kudla

    Tue, May 14 2019

    RIP dear.

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