Darjeeling: Four houses were gutted in a deadly fire in Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Chief Bimal Gurung’s neighbourhood in Darjeeling, police reportedly said on Sunday.
“Gurung’s house and the party office were not gutted. The fire engulfed the houses opposite Gurung’s residence,” said Manoj Verma, IG, Darjeeling range.
The gutted residences belonged to Gurung’s supporters — Dinesh Thing, Rajesh Thing, Prabin Subba and Amit Chand.
The police said the fire broke out after midnight and was brought under control around 3 a.m. on Sunday.