July 6, 2022

An afternoon after 3 labourers died in a septic tank adjoining to a public bathroom in Kandivali’s Ekta Nagar house whilst manually scavenging on Thursday, the Kandivali Police have arrested 3 individuals. The arrested trio come with the caretaker of the general public bathroom, who has been booked underneath related sections of the Indian Penal Code for culpable murder no longer amounting to homicide along side provisions of Prohibition of Employment as Handbook Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act. They have been produced ahead of an area Justice of the Peace courtroom and remanded in police custody.

Police have known the arrested trio as Nizamuddin Khan, the caretaker to whom BMC had passed over the bathroom, Dharamji Rana, a sub-contractor who sorted daily operations of the bathroom and Krishnamurthy Sandan, the labour contractor who had organised for the labourers. The deceased labourers, Sayyad Rauf, 35, Ganpati Virswamy, 45, and Annadurai Velmil, 40, had entered the septic tank to test if there used to be a leak after the citizens had complained of a nasty scent.

Police stated that Sandan, who had employed the 4 labourers for the scavenging paintings, had fled from his locality after he learnt in regards to the incident. The police, then again, traced him the use of his telephone’s location and nabbed him. The deceased trio, all from Tamil Nadu who lived on a hand-to-mouth life, have been known handiest after Sandan printed their main points.

The incident happened round 1.30 pm on Thursday. The 3 fell into the septic tank whilst cleansing it. After the fireplace brigade reached the spot, they pulled out the labourers and the latter used to be rushed to the civic-run Shatabdi however have been declared introduced useless. The widows of the labourers have demanded the most powerful punishment for the accused and monetary the aid of the state.

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Printed on: Friday, March 11, 2022, 10:55 PM IST