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Maharashtra fire: Hospital directors booked for culpable homicide

The blaze erupted in the ICU located on the second floor of the four-storeyed Vijay Vallabh Hospital, a private facility, shortly after 3 am on Friday.

Published: 24th April 2021 12:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2021 01:01 AM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra state Minister Eknath Shinde at the site of the fire at a Covid-19 hospital, where at least 13 patients died, in Virar. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

MUMBAI: After 15 patients were killed in a fire in the early hours of Friday in a hospital in Virar in Palghar district, its directors and management were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other offences, police said.

The blaze erupted in the ICU located on the second floor of the four-storeyed Vijay Vallabh Hospital, a private facility, shortly after 3 am on Friday.

A case was registered under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 337 and 338 (both dealing with rash or negligent act endangering human life) and 38 (acts done by several people in furtherance of common intention) of IPC, a Virar police station official said.



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