Bawana factory fire: Identity of 17th casualty yet to be determined
New Delhi: The search for the identification of the girl, who died in the Bawana factory fire, continues, as a family from Narnaul, Haryana, reached Delhi claiming that the body was of their daughter who ran away from home in 2017.
Police claimed that they will match DNA after which they can come up with some conclusion.
According to police, 17 persons including women died in the blaze which took place inside a factory in January 2018.
Sixteen persons were identified but one of the bodies still remains unidentified.
"During investigation, one of the family who is native of Haryana came to us claiming that the body was of their daughter," said the police official.
Police sources told the Millennium Post that the family told the police that their daughter had run away from her home in November 2017.
A case of missing complaint was registered at the local police station in Narnaul. The family came to know that she was in Metro Vihar living with one of the girls who died in the blaze.
''The family members were carrying photographs of their daughter which they have shown to the residents who claimed that the girl was staying here," said a senior police official.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Joy Tirkey stated that after DNA sample matches, the confusion will end. "We are investigating every angle of the case," he said.
In the course of the investigation, the Crime Branch of Delhi Police has questioned several people suspected to have supplied explosives to the owners of the factory in Rohini's Bawana, where 17 persons died after a fire broke out on January 20.
Two men were arrested in the case and Crime Branch had questioned other factory owners who claimed that they have seen the factory a few months ago but they were unaware of any explosives being packed inside the building.
Police said that after finding out a godown in Bawana, no new godowns linked to the owners have been found in Delhi so far.