A case of culpable murder not amounting to homicide, below related sections of the Indian Penal Code, has been registered by the Malwani Police towards the proprietor of the Malad home which collapsed on a close-by constructing on Wednesday night time. The incident led to the demise of 11 folks.

The proprietor of the construction has been recognized as Rizwan Siddique (48), who owns a meals stall in Malad.

According to the Malwani Police, the incident befell at about 11:10 pm on Wednesday when a floor plus one home in Malwani slums collapsed on one other floor plus one constructing subsequent to it. The incident additionally put the close by three storied construction in danger.

The home collapse was reported to the police after which rescue operations started. Eleven folks had been killed when the constructing collapsed on the adjoining one and 7 extra injured. Among the deceased, eight are youngsters, together with a 3-year-old.

Siddique has been admitted to a hospital as he survived the incident, however he misplaced 9 members of his household who had been asleep when the constructing got here crumbling down.

Police officers mentioned that Siddique was charged below sections 304(II) (culpable murder not amounting to homicide), 336- (act endangering life or private security of others), 337 (inflicting damage by act endangering life or private security of others), 338 (inflicting grievous damage by act endangering life or private security of others) and 34 (widespread intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

“We have registered the case and are waiting to record Siddique’s statement who is in hospital at present,” mentioned Shekhar Bhalerao, senior police inspector of Malwani police station.


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