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Irate residents of NCERT Colony in south Delhi protested outside the office of the NCERT director on Thursday, days after two persons died and over 40 others were hospitalised after drinking allegedly contaminated water.

delhi Updated: Jun 27, 2013 23:21 IST
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Irate residents of NCERT Colony in south Delhi protested outside the office of the NCERT director on Thursday, days after two persons died and over 40 others were hospitalised after drinking allegedly contaminated water.

The residents protested outside director Parvin Sinclair’s office on Aurobindo Marg and claimed that they had to wait for over three hours to meet her. “We were told she will meet us in the evening but she never turned up,” said Manoj Kumar, a colony resident.

Not willing to let go of an opportunity to milk the issue, volunteers and supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also joined the residents’ agitation. However, they too were unable to meet the director.

“After waiting for more than three hours, the deputy director assured us that the complaints of the residents would be resolved in time,” said Somnath Bharti, an AAP representative for the Malviya Nagar constituency.

Meanwhile, the residents continued to fight contamination-related problems. Some of the residents were being treated at Safdarjung Hospital and other private hospitals. Ritika Kumari, a Class 11 student, has been suffering from severe diarrhoea since Sunday. “Water supplied here at the colony was yellow, dirty and stinking. My daughter has become very weak now,” said Kamal, Ritika’s mother.