Woman, son burnt alive

A woman and her son were charred to death when their thatched hut caught fire while they were asleep in D Survaram village of Madugula mandal in the district late last night, according to District Rural Police Oficials.

The officials said the victims were identified as Nagamani (36) and Sivakumar (11).

The cause of the accident was being investigated, police said. However, the villagers suspected foul play and alleged involvement of Nagamani’s husband, who is living elsewhere with his second wife, police added.