Patna, Mar 25: An elderly woman was charred to death after her saree caught fire at Kothaghar village under Ghatagaon police limits in Keonjhar district today.
The deceased has been identified as Rukmini Mahanta of the village.
The mishap took place while Rukmini had set wooden plank on fire to collect mahua flowers near the backyard of her house.
She was lighting leaves to clear the ground. While her saree came in contact with fire and she then fell on the flame an sustained criticalburn injuires.
Being informed, Patna police personnel reached the spot and recovered the body for post-mortem.