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Indore hotel collapse: Owner booked for culpable homicide

Eyewitnesses had earlier told police that the hotel collapsed after a speeding car hit one of its main load-bearing pillars on Saturday night.

bhopal Updated: Apr 02, 2018 16:59 IST
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The debris is being removed on Sunday after a hotel building collapsed in Indore on Saturday night. (PTI Photo)

The owner of the hotel, which collapsed last week killing 10 people, has been booked in connection with the incident, police said.

Shankar Paryani, 55, who is currently absconding, has been charged with Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code, an officer of the Choti Gwaltoli police station said.

He said that Paryani was booked because he was running the 60-year-old hotel, situated near Sarvate bus stand, despite knowing that the three-storey structure was dilapidated and posed a risk to the lives of people.

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Eyewitnesses had earlier told police that the hotel collapsed after a speeding car hit one of its main load-bearing pillars on Saturday night.

The collapse killed ten people, including two women, and left two others injured.

Separate teams of the police as well as municipal authorities are investigating the incident, officials said.

First Published: Apr 02, 2018 16:55 IST