Stage collapse: Two persons arrested

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Chennai, Jan 2 (UNI) Two persons, including the General Manager (Marketing) of a starred hotel in the city, were arrested in connection with the collapse of a makeshift dais erected over a swimming pool, in which one person was killed during New Year revelry on December 31 midnight.

Police sources said after conducting preliminary inquiries, General Manager Anthony Michael was arrested last night.

Another person, Ravi, working as manager to Narendar Singh, the contractor who had erected the stage, was arrested this morning.

Both of them were produced before a court and remanded to judicial custody.

Police have registered cases under sections 304-A (causing death due to negligence), 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 338 (causing grievous hurt) against the duo and also the licensee of the hotel in connection with the incident.

More than 250 people were dancing and partying on the makeshift stage when it collapsed into the swimming pool beneath, killing Sumit Agnihotri, a software professional.


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