Boy charred as shop in Tugh­lak­abad catches fire

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A 16-year-old boy was killed af­ter a fire broke out at an elec­tronic shop in south-east Delhi’s Tugh­lak­abad area in the wee hours on Fri­day, po­lice said.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the vic­tim has been iden­ti­fied as Vi­plav, a res­i­dent of Tugh­lak­abad who used to work in the shop. A call re­gard­ing a fire in an elec­tri­cal shop was re­ceived at 7.45 am, po­lice said.

“When the po­lice team reached the spot, they found the shut­ter of the shop open and body of the boy was found ly­ing out­side,” Chin­moy Biswal, DCP (south­east) said.

How­ever, the po­lice depart­ment said they did not re­ceive any fire call.

Dur­ing the en­quiry, po­lice said they were in­formed that Vi­plav worked as a sales­man in the shop and af­ter work­ing late he slept in the shop it­self, he said.

Locals told po­lice that the owner of the shop locks it from out­side and sus­pect it to be the rea­son the boy could not come out.

Po­lice said that the body has been sent for post-mortem. A case un­der Sec­tion 285 (Neg­li­gent con­duct with re­spect to fire or com­bustible mat­ter) and 304A (Caus­ing death due to neg­li­gence) of the IPC has been reg­is­tered.

Po­lice said they are prob­ing all an­gles to as­cer­tain the ex­act se­quence of the event. No ar­rest has been made yet in con­nec­tion with the case. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way.

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