Bengaluru building collapse: Owner held

PTIUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:51 AM IST
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Bengaluru : Police have arrested the owner of the building that collapsed in Ejipura area here following a suspected LPG cylinder blast, killing seven people and leaving scores injured.

Gunesh was arrested last night, police said on Tuesday, reports PTI

The 20-year-old building, which collapsed on Monday, had been rented out to four families, police said, adding that it was yet to ascertain whether the building collapsed due to the blast or had weakened following incessant rainfall in the city for the past few days.

“The building collapse is an accident but it is apparent that the building was weak. Continuous rains made it even more vulnerable. We have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and booked him (Gunesh),” a police official said. “Investigations are still on,” he said.

The government has announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each for the kin of the deceased.

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