Man dies in­side Delhi sewer, 6th death in a week

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - Pankhuri.Ya­dav @times­group.com

New Delhi: A 28-year-old man died while clean­ing a DJB sewer pit in Delhi’s Dabri on Fri­day. The in­ci­dent comes less than a week af­ter the death of five work­ers in­side a sewage pipe of DLF Cap­i­tal Greens in Moti Na­gar. The per­son who had called him to clean the sewer had a panic at­tack af­ter his death and was ar­rested af­ter be­ing dis­charged from hos­pi­tal on Sun­day.

The vic­tim, Anil, was not wear­ing any safety gear. He had been handed an old rope by the ac­cused to go in­side the sewer de­spite re­peated warn­ings by an­other labourer who had been asked to help him.

A DJB spokesper­son told TOIthat this was unau­tho­rised work. “This was an at­tempt to make an unau­tho­rised con­nec­tion into the sewer line. The case is be­ing in­quired into,” he added.

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