Pune, 3rd February 2023: A senior citizen died in a fire that broke out in an old mansion in Palkhi Vithoba Chowk in Bhawani Peth at night. The residents claimed that the senior citizen was living alone in the mansion.
The name of the deceased senior citizen is Nilesh Thakkar (70), a resident of Manibhavan Vada, Palkhi Vithoba Chowk, Bhawani Peth. Mani Bhavan is an old wooden palace in Palkhi Vithoba Chowk. The mansion is two-storied. The fire brigade stated that Thakkar was living alone in the mansion. A sudden fire broke out around 11:30 at night. As soon as the incident was reported, the fire brigade rushed to the spot. Under the guidance of centre head Gajanan Pathrudkar, Rajesh Jagtap, and Pradeep Khedekar, the firemen brought the fire under control in half an hour by using water.
The jawans inspected the palace. Nilesh Thakkar was found unconscious in the washroom of the mansion. They immediately admitted him to Sassoon Hospital. He died in the middle of the night during treatment.