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Delhi sewer deaths: Supervisor arrested for negligence

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 32-year-old was on Monday arrested for alleged negligence which led to the death of five people due to asphyxiation while cleaning a at Green Apartments in west Delhi's area, police said.

Ajay Chaudhary, an working with JLL company-- tasked with the maintenance of the sewer tank-- was arrested, Deputy of Police (West) said.

During the probe, it was found that the labourers, Sarfaraz, Pankaj, Raja, Umesh and who died on Sunday after inhaling toxic gases were not provided adequate safety gear and were only given masks, police said.

The Delhigovernment has ordered a probe into the matter, while the has sought a report from the chief secretary and the police commissioner.

asked the commissioner to submit a probe report within three days and announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the victims' kin.

A team of the National Commission for Scheduled Caste(NCSC) led by its visited the site of incident on Monday evening and asked the of police to take action against people found guilty of negligence.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 23:25 IST