Property worth Rs 2 million was destroyed in a fire that broke out at a house of Mohammed Jaldhar Khan of Shambhunath municipality- 12 in Saptari last night.
The fire spread from a fire lit at a cowshed later engulfed his house, his cowshed and a cowshed owned by his neighbor, the Kalyanpur Area Police Office said.
Cash, foodstuffs and utensils were reduced to ashes, police said. The fire was put out with the help of locals, police and fire fighters from Rajbiraj. Half a dozen of cattle were killed in the fire.