Gurugram building collapse: Police arrest owner


Gurugram: Police on Sunday have arrested the owner of the building that collapsed here on January 24 killing seven people at the under construction site.

The owner identified as Dayaram, 50, is a resident of Ullawas village.

He was booked under Sections 288 (negligent conduct with respect to pulling down or repairing building), 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Dayaram was produced before the court and the magistrate remanded him to fourteen days judicial custody.

Kuldeep (32), Vishal (17), Altaf (24), all hailing from Uttar Pradesh’s Ambedkar Nagar district and Anand (22), who hailed from Samastipur in Bihar were among those killed.

The other four victims were from different parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. All those killed were working as security guards.

Reports said the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced a compensation of Rs three lakh each to the kin of the deceased.

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