Noida Sector 11 factory fire: Three of six charred bodies identified
The police have identified three bodies of the six persons who had died in the fire in Sector 11 on Wednesday afternoon.noida Updated: Apr 20, 2017 10:42 IST
The police have identified three bodies of the six persons who had died in the fire in Sector 11 on Wednesday afternoon.
The bodies identified were of Jasmeet Kaur, 20, Vivek Kochar, 35, and Indrabahan Singh,38. Kaur was from Mohali in Punjab, Vivek had come from Laxmi Nagar in Delhi and Indrabhan was from Lucknow.
Kaur’s body was identified with the help of a gold ring that she wore on her finger. Her family identified the body at Noida’s district hospital in Sector 30. The ring was gifted to Kaur on her 20th birthday, on April 17, by her mother.
“She called her mother in the afternoon and told her to call the police as a fire had broken out in her building and they were unable to contact the local police. We called the police and rushed to Noida. We didn’t imagine that she would die like this,” IP Singh, Kaur’s uncle, said.
He said that it was her first job after she graduated from Punjab University and had joined the company six months ago.
Meanwhile, Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate NP Singh has ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident.
Dinesh Yadav, the superintendent of police, Noida, said, “So far, three bodies have been identified by their family members. After cross checking, we will hand over the bodies to the families. We are trying to find out the list of employees who were working with the company. There is a possibility that some employees are out of Noida and their family members would have no information about the incident. We are trying to reach out to families of all employees.”
On hearing the news of a fire, many people rushed to the district hospital in Noida, where the bodies are being identified, amid heavy police presence.
Noida MLA Pankaj Singh said that the doctors have been directed to conduct a post-mortem examination of the bodies at the earliest. “The families are in trauma. Hence, I have asked the medical staff to complete the post-mortem examination soon. I have also asked them to complete the DNA sampling process,” Singh said.
“The additional district magistrate, chief fire officer and city magistrate will probe the incident so that such incidents are not repeated in future,” said district magistrate NP Singh.
First Published: Apr 19, 2017 22:57 IST