Gurugram constructing collapse: Demise toll rises to 2; building firm’s MD booked

Gurugram constructing collapse: Demise toll rises to 2; building firm’s MD booked
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Gurugram constructing collapse

Gurugram constructing collapse: One other physique was pulled out on Friday from below the rubble of {a partially} collapsed residence constructing right here, taking the toll to 2, officers stated.

Police have booked the builder of Chintels Paradiso, a residential housing advanced, and the development contractor for negligence, whereas the district administration has ordered an inquiry into the matter, they stated.

Residents staged a protest over the Thursday evening incident, whereas the gates of the housing advanced have been sealed by police.

Whereas Ekta Bhardwaj (31) died final evening, the physique of Sunita Srivastava was recovered on Friday, officers stated, including that operations by rescue personnel on the incident website are nonetheless on.

Sunita Srivastava’s husband, Arun Kumar Srivastava, who was trapped below the constructing’s particles, has been hospitalised, they stated.

The builder and the development contractor have been booked on a grievance lodged by Ekta Bhardwaj’s husband Rajesh Bharadwaj, the officers stated.

Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav stated, “A particular inquiry crew has been constituted and it’ll look into the allegations of negligence. Rescue operations are underway.”

The officers stated the eating room ground of a sixth-floor residence at Chintels Paradiso housing advanced in sector 109 first got here down, triggering the collapse of roofs and flooring instantly below it, until the primary ground.

Groups from the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) and the State Catastrophe Response Pressure (SDRF) are finishing up rescue works. Earth-moving machines and a hearth brigade car with an elevated platform have deployed.

Rajesh Bharadwaj, a resident of Block-D of the advanced, in his grievance, stated, “I received a name from my son Yatharth Bhardwaj that the ceiling of some flooring of our tower have collapsed. Within the incident my spouse suffered accidents. She handed away round 7 pm.”

He stated that after he got here from workplace, he noticed that the ceiling of the sixth and seventh flooring had collapsed. Rescue and police groups have been engaged on the spot and after removing of particles my spouse’s physique was recovered and brought to hospital, Rajesh Bharadwaj stated.

“This incident has occurred attributable to negligence and substandard building work performed by MD (managing director) of Chintels group Ashok Saloman and contractor of building. There could possibly be extra fatalities and accidents to different flat resident of D-tower kindly take essential authorized motion towards the accused,” he stated in his grievance.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Saharan stated, “FIR has been registered and probe is on. Motion shall be taken as per the regulation”.

The builder and building contractor have been booked below Indian Penal Code sections 304A (inflicting demise by negligence) and 34 (frequent intention) on the Bajghera police station.

Deputy Commissioner Yadav had instructed reporters on Thursday that building work was underway on the sixth ground when the ground collapsed.

He stated third to sixth flooring of the constructing have been vacant and other people have been residing on the primary and second flooring.

Native residents have stated Tower D, a part of which collapsed, was inbuilt 2018. The advanced has three different towers. The 18-floor Tower D has four-bedroom residences.


The housing advanced administration has blamed the catastrophe on “negligence” throughout repairs for the “extraordinarily unlucky incident”.

“Upon preliminary investigations, we now have come to know that some negligence in restore work performed by the contractor in an residence led to this incident,” it stated, providing condolences to the “affected households”. The administration stated it’s cooperating totally with the authorities. 

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