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Mumbai building collapse: Case registered against two

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:23

Mumbai: A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against two shop owners, who operated from the building that partially collapsed in south Mumbai killing a woman, police said.

Shop owner`s Yunus Kasam Memon (60) and Irfan Yusuf Memon (35) own a shop of mobile handset covers on the building Yusuf Manzil, they said.

The two had allegedly added a staircase without seeking permission from the MHADA and the BMC, which led to the front portion of the building to collapse, they said.

Most of the tenants of the building were out offering Ramzan prayers and thus escaped unhurt. However, the landlady of the building, Zubeida Khambati, who suffered grievous head injuries, died in the hospital.

Five others suffered minor injuries.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:23
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