His wife had gone to her parent’s house a few days ago. Shyam was living on the ground floor of his house alone. His father and brother were upstairs. At around 8 pm, they heard a loud explosion. When they reached downstairs they found the room on fire and smoke emanating from it. They broke open the door to find Shyam dead.
The family then informed the police and the fire department, Indian Express reported. The fire officials sent the body for postmortem.
The explosion could have been the result of a short circuit, officials said. They are conducting an investigation.
The man consumed alcohol a day before. The family had seen Shyam at 4 pm.
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