An MBBS intern was killed, while her room-mate suffered serious burns after a fire broke out in their hostel room at a private medical college in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, police said on Friday.
Prima facie the fire started from a heater kept in the room of PG hostel of SRMS Medical College on Thursday night, police said.
DIG Rajesh Pandey said the incident occurred around 3 am.
The security guard informed medical college authorities about smoke emanating from a room following which police and fire brigade rushed to the spot, Mr Pandey said.
Sukriti Singh, a resident of Patna, was killed while her room-mate Ritika suffered serious burns in the incident.
The body has been sent for post-mortem.