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Kerala temple fire: 5 arrested for culpable homicide


Kollam, Apr 11:The Kerala police have arrested five persons in connection with the temple fire that took place on Sunday, April 10 in which over 100 persons died.

The five persons are said to have carried out the fireworks display at the Puttingal temple despite a specific order not to do so.

Also read: Kerala temple officials go missing after tragedy

Temple fire: Kerala Police arrests five

The police say that this case relates to culpable homicide. Further the police men on duty will also be booked for watching the display for nearly 3 hours despite knowing that the norms were being flouted.

Meanwhile a search operation has also been launched to find some of the temple authorities who have gone missing after the incident.

Also read: Puttingal temple fire in Kollam: Here are the Emergency Numbers

The Kerala police say that there would be many more arrests during the course of their investigation. Several persons have flouted the norms.

The police say that the ban on the fireworks was imposed following a complaint by one Pankajakshi. However some have claimed that the ban had been lifted in the night which is why the fireworks display took place.

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