Death of 3 repairmen in Delhi hospital: Police file FIR, wait for autopsy reports

Death of 3 repairmen in Delhi hospital: Police file FIR, wait for autopsy reports

        New Delhi, Nov 25 (PTI) The Delhi Police has registered an FIR after three people -- a plumber, his son and an electrician -- died allegedly due to electric shock at a private hospital in outer Delhi's Ranhola area, officials said on Saturday.

The three men, who had gone inside a water tank to repair a motor, were trapped due to electric shock in the tank at the private hospital on Friday and died, they said.

The victims were identified as Sarven Kumar (59), an electrician employed by the hospital, Kunwar Pal (40) and his 20-year-old son Raman -- both plumbers by profession, police said.

Meanwhile, the family members of victim Kunwar Pal on Saturday held a protest near their house in Ranhola, demanding compensation and strict action against the hospital administration, according to sources.

'We have registered an FIR and the matter is under investigation. We are waiting for the autopsy reports,' said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Jimmy Chiram.

The FIR was registered on Friday night against unknown people under sections 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code at Ranhola police station, the officials said.

Sources said that the family members of Kunwar Pal allegedly kept the body near their house and protested against the authorities for not taking strict action against the hospital administration and also demanded compensation.

'A police team was sent to the spot to pacify the protesters who were asking for compensation and strict action in the case. Police assured the family members of all possible help, after which they ended their protest and agreed to cremate bodies of Kunwar Pal and his son Raman,' a source said. PTI BM KVK KVK

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