A 32-year-old labourer was killed and three people were injured after an under-construction building collapsed in Delhi’s Chittaranjan Park area. The deceased was identified as Toormal Mandal, officials said.
Police said that the three injured — identified as Sudama (21), Sanjay (30) and Tappan Mandal (25) — have been admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre and are out of danger.
“Thirty-five fire personnel were involved in the rescue operation which began around 2:30 pm and lasted till 8:30 pm,” said Delhi Fire Services Director Atul Garg.
The officials added that during the investigation, it was found that the wall collapsed when digging work was being done in the area. Fire personnel and disaster management teams carried out the rescue operation, they added.
Police officials added that the building’s contractor, Nidhish Gupta, has been arrested.
They added that a case under sections 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 304A (causing death by negligence) and 288 (negligent conduct with respect to pulling down or repairing buildings) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered in the matter.
(With PTI inputs)
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