June 24, 2023: In a disturbing incident that unfolded late Friday night, a shopkeeper near Ram Thakur Ashram in the bustling Vishalgarh New Market narrowly escaped a potentially catastrophic fire. The shop, owned by Prashant Saha, came under an attempted arson attack when miscreants tried to set it ablaze by pouring kerosene. Prompt action by local residents and the swift response of the Vishalgarh Police prevented further damage to the shop.
The incident has stirred up a sense of unease in the area, with residents expressing their deep concern over the audacious act of attempted arson. According to sources, Prashant Saha, the owner of the shop and son of the late Jaharlal Shah, noticed suspicious individuals attempting to ignite the fire late Friday night. He promptly alerted nearby residents, who quickly gathered to confront the culprits. However, the assailants managed to flee the scene before they could be identified.
Although Prashant Saha successfully controlled the fire, the incident has left him shaken. Unfortunately, the perpetrators have not yet been identified, adding to the ongoing apprehension in Vishalgarh. The local police at Vishalgarh Thana are diligently investigating the incident, and a report has been filed accordingly. Officials, including Councilor Ratna Dev and other local representatives, visited the scene on Saturday morning to assess the situation and extend their support to Prashant Saha.
It is important to note that there is no evidence linking the incident to any political motives, as clearly emphasized by the affected shopkeeper, Prashant Saha. The local community perceives this incident as an isolated act of mischief. However, the incident has left a lasting impact on the youth of the area, who are concerned about the potential implications.