Habiganj, Dec. 6 -- A policeman was burned to death in a fire that broke out in his house in Habiganj early Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Rubel Ahmed,25, a constable posted in Habiganj Traffic Office. He was the son of Abdul Mannan of Nijpat Jashpur village of Sylhet's Jaintapur Upazila.

Golam Mortuza, officer-in-charge (OC) of Habiganj Sadar Police Station, said that Rubel along with 4 other policemen used to live in two rooms of a tin shed house of Siraj Uddin Khan in 2 No Pool area of the town.

"On Monday, one of his colleagues went home on leave. Rubel used to live in a room alone. They fell asleep after watching the Football World Cup match at night. The fire broke out around 6am in Rubel's room and he got trapped," said...