Bhajanpura Building Collapse: Owner Held By Police

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Police have arrested the owner of an under-construction building in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura that collapsed on Saturday, killing four students and his brother, officials said on Sunday.

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Updated On:

Police have arrested the owner of an under-construction building in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura that collapsed on Saturday, killing four students and his brother, officials said on Sunday. The accused, Shankar Kashyap, was running a tuition centre in the building for the last three-four years.

Five persons, including four minor students, were killed after two floors of the under-construction building housing the tuition centre collapsed. Umesh Kashyap, the brother of the building owner, was also among the victims.

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Around 30 students, all minors, were attending classes at the coaching centre when the two upper floors of the four-storey building collapsed, trapping them under the debris, the officials said.

The fourth floor of the building was under construction and did not have a roof, they added. 

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