125 huts of Mahadalit families gutted in fire

Nawada: About 125 huts of Mahadalit families were gutted in a fire at Kachhiya in the district, police said today.

The incident took place late last night destroying property worth lakhs of rupees, a police officer said.

The reason behind the blaze was under investigation while the affected families alleged their huts were torched by some unidentified villagers nursing ill will towards them, he said.

District administration officials rushed to the spot to probe the matter, the police officer said.