Bengaluru fire tragedy: Bar owner still at large

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Karnataka Minister KJ George has announced Rs. 5 lakh compensation for the kin of those who lost their lives in a fire at KR Market's resto-bar in Bengaluru. At least five persons have died in after a fire broke out at the Kailash bar. The first was noticed at 2.30 am on Monday and the fire services were immediately pressed into service.

RV Dayashankar, the owner of Kailash bar restaurant in Kumbaara Sangha building, absconding after a call from the Bengaluru police, reported ANI. The victims were identified as Swami (23), Prasad (20), Mahesh, all natives of Tumakaru, Manjunath (45) from Hassan and Keerthi (24) from Mandya.

Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said at the site that a case has been registered against the owner of the resto-bar under section 304 of the IPC which pertains to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

BBMP Mayor inspects the building

BBMP Mayor inspects the building

BBMP Mayor Sampat Raj comes out after inspecting the spot after a fire broke out at a bar-cum-restaurant, in Bengaluru on Monday. The fire resulted in five casualties. PTI Photo

Police officers at the site

Police officers at the site

Two police officers inspect the site after a fire broke out at a bar-cum-restaurant, in Bengaluru on Monday. The fire resulted in five casualties. PTI Photo

Police stand guard

Police stand guard

Police officers stand guard at the site after a fire broke out at a bar-cum-restaurant, in Bengaluru on Monday. The fire resulted in five casualties. PTI Photo

Passer-bys Bengaluru

Passer-bys Bengaluru

Passer-bys look on at the fire site where a fire broke out at a bar-cum-restaurant, in Bengaluru on Monday. The fire resulted in five casualties. PTI Photo

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