Fire mishap: Case against organizers filed

Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 13:17

New Delhi: Delhi Police Monday registered a
case of causing death due to negligence against organisers of a transgender meet in Nand Nagri where a fire left 14 dead even as the city government announced a compensation of Rs two
lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the mishap.

Police sources said the organisers had not taken the
requisite permission from fire brigade and police for holding
the meeting and a case has been registered against them.

Fourteen eunuchs were killed and over 40 others injured last night when a major fire swept through the community hall in Nand Nagri where the congregation of the community was taking place.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who visited the injured at
the GTB Hospital along with Health Minister A K Walia, said a
compensation of Rs two lakh each will be given to the next of
kin of those killed in the fire.

The seriously injured will get Rs 50,000 each while those
who have sustained minor injuries will get Rs 5000 each.
She also directed the hospital administration to take
proper care of the injured.

Sources said prima facie the reason for the fire appeared
to be a short circuit in the kitchen area and that the fire
spread from there.

The tents erected on the grounds of the community hall
were completely gutted and the entire premises were engulfed
in flames.

Delhi government has ordered a thorough probe into the
fire incident.

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 13:17

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