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Delhi: Portion of crumbling ceiling of a govt quarter crashes, breaks woman's nose


New Delhi, Sep 7: In an incident which brings to fore the lackadaisical attitude of municipal authorities towards maintenance of government quarters, a woman was injured after a portion of ceiling of her official accommodation in Delhi came crashing down.

The injured woman, Beena Chadha, has alleged that she had been filing complaints regarding the dilapidated ceiling of their flat for almost a month, said a HT report.

Delhi Police has booked a case in this matter (Representational Image)

The incident took place on August 15 when Chadha was watching TV in her living room. The plaster on the ceiling and some debris fell on her, leaving Chadha with a broken nose and serious injuries on her face. Chadha has blamed South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) officials for her injuries.

Nearly three weeks after the incident, the Delhi Police booked unnamed municipal officials over the incident. The cases were booked under sections 288 (negligent conduct with respect to pulling down or repairing buildings) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) at the Lajpat Nagar police station on Wednesday, said the HT report.

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Chaddha has been living with her husband and 25-year-old daughter at a ground-floor flat in the Chest Clinic and TB Hospital government quarters in Nehru Nagar since 2013.

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