Kundapur: A 45-year-old man was burnt alive when his house at Gangolli caught fire on Sunday, April 3.
The deceased has been identified as Ganesh Kharvi, a resident of Doddahithlu of Gangolli village.
It is said that Ganesh and his wife Yashoda were building a new house and currently were living in a small house nearby.
The incident occurred when Yashoda had gone out for work. Ganesh who works in a fishing boat had returned home in the morning and was sleeping at his house. Around 8.30 am, fire erupted at the house and Ganesh was burnt alive.
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Locals then managed to extinguish the fire and informed the police officials. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be known.
A case has been registered.