IN PHOTOS: Delhi Police probes hospital fire, arrests owner

A Delhi court on Monday allowed the Delhi Police's plea seeking three days of custodial interrogation of the owner and on-duty doctor of the private hospital where a blaze killed seven newborns and injured five. Pics/PTI

Updated On: 2024-05-27 05:30 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

Police personnel investigate at the Baby Care Hospital after a fire broke out that killed seven newborns in east Delhi. Pics/PTI

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidhi Gupta Anand sent Dr Naveen Khichi, the hospital's owner and Dr Aaksh -- who was on duty at the time of the fire late on Saturday -- to a three-day police custody

A massive fire broke out on Saturday night at Baby Care New Born Child Hospital in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar that was allegedly operating illegally with an "expired" licence and no clearance from the fire department

Police arrested the two doctors on Sunday

A case has been registered at Vivek Vihar police station under IPC sections 336 (act endangering life and personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence), 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide)

Meanwhile, the bodies of five of the seven newborns killed in an east Delhi neonatal hospital fire have been handed over to their families after post-mortem, police said on Monday

The bodies of the other two newborns will be handed over after autopsy on Monday, an officer said

The private neonatal hospital in the Vivek Vihar area where a blaze killed the seven newborns and injured five others was operating despite the expiry of its licence

It also did not have qualified doctors and no clearance from the fire department

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