Boy charred as shop in Tughlakabad catches fire
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.