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Grieving families of 2 killed in Delhi restaurant struggle to cope with loss

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The stench of the kitchen waste treatment plant is something Praveen Yadav knows quite well. That the foulness would one day claim the life of his father was something he had never expected.

“The cleaning wasn’t a part of my father’s job profile, but he was made to do it twice a week,” Praveen said.

Two men— Praveen’s father Rakesh Yadav and Ajay — died on Saturday after inhaling the toxic fumes from the kitchen waste plant at the Pirates of Grill restaurant in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden.

Having worked in the same restaurant for three years, Praveen has firsthand experience of what happens there. “We are junior workers. How can we refuse the orders of our seniors?” he said. Praveen now works at a mall nearby.

He said he was busy at work when he got a call from the restaurant. “I was told that my father was sick and I should come to Kukreja Hospital,” Praveen said.

“I rushed to the hospital and saw my father lying motionless. His shirt was open. Doctors indicated to me that he was no more. But the police misled me by saying that he was being treated. I haven’t seen his body after that,” Praveen said.

Praveen said earlier, the restaurant’s management would get people from outside to clean the treatment plant. However, that changed two years ago and the restaurant staff were made to do the cleaning of the kitchen waste plant.

“We were not provided any safety gear. We were just given a pair of gloves and an apron that we folded and tied around our faces while cleaning the plant,” Praveen said.

Despite repeated attempts, the management of the restaurant couldn’t be contacted for a comment.

Praveen is one of Rakesh’s three sons. The family hails from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh and his father had been staying in Delhi for eight years.

“My mother still doesn’t know about his death. We have just told her that he is sick. I don’t know how to break the news to her,” Praveen tears up.

“My two brothers are appearing for their board exams. I don’t know how they will manage,” Praveen said.

While Praveen tries to come to terms with his loss, the families of the two other injured men have an uneasy wait ahead of them.

“The police have been asking us to calm down and keep telling us that justice will be done. I just hope that no one else has to go through what we are facing,” Anil Verma, brother-in-law of Pankaj, one of the injured men, said.

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17-year-old boy apprehended in Delhi for stalking girls on Instagram.

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A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended by the Delhi Police for allegedly stalking a number of minor girls on Instagram and threatening to publish their private photos.

According to the police, a father filed a complaint after becoming concerned that his 14-year-old daughter’s Instagram photos might have been shared with others.

According to the police, both the father and the daughter were counseled. The girl had shared her private photos and videos with a friend on instagram, and now the friend is pressurizing her to have more inappropriate conversations and send more of her private photos, the police said.

A case was filed based on the statement made by the minor girl.

Source: IndianExpress

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Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann inaugurates 400 Mohalla Clinic in Amritsar

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Image: Bhagwant Mann (Twitter)

Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 Mohalla Clinics in Amritsar’s Putlighar.
Amritsar now has 400 mohalla clinics, bringing the total in the state to 500.

As a chief guest at the inauguration, Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed his happiness and noted that Punjab’s clinics were constructed in ten months rather than the five years it took to construct them in Delhi. He added that a lot of districts and villages will get new clinics.

“I am very happy and thankful for the citizens for believing in us. My little brother, Mann, has fulfilled another guarantee,” he said.

Kejriwal said, “Being a full state, Punjab suffers no interference from the central government unlike Delhi,” in an attack on the central government. Every village will receive more of these clinics in the coming years.”

Source: ANI

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Another Hit & Run Case: Car dragged scooty rider for 300 meters, one died

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Once again a case of hit, run, and drag has come to the fore in Delhi. One person died in this accident while the other is still admitted to the hospital. Delhi Police has arrested a total of 5 accused including the driver by registering a case under the section of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. CCTV footage of this incident has also come to the fore.

On the intervening night of Thursday-Friday, at around 3 pm, two PCR vans of Keshavpuram police station were patrolling the area. Only then the police personnel riding in it saw that a Tata Zest car hit an Activa scooty at Prerna Chowk in Kanhaiya Nagar area. Two youths were sitting on this scooty. One of the young men jumped in the air and fell on the roof of the car. At the same time, another young man jumped and got stuck between the windscreen and the bonnet of the car, while the scooty got stuck in the bumper below.

After this accident, instead of stopping the car, the accused fled from the spot, but the policemen posted in PCR caught all the 5 people in the car after chasing them for about 350 meters. During this, the policemen called the control room and informed them about the accident. The team that reached the spot took both the injured to the hospital, where one was declared brought dead by the doctors. The condition of the other youth remains critical.

Source: Aajtak

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