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Police arrest shop owners over filmmaker’s death

Two days after a freelance filmmaker died from electrocution in the capital, Delhi police has arrested two persons for causing death due to negligence. The arrested duo are the owners of the jewellery shop from where the naked wires of an air-conditioner compressor, that caused the filmmaker’s death, were hanging.

On Saturday morning at around 12.30 pm, Anand Bhaskar Morle (33) a freelance filmmaker and resident of Saket in south Delhi died after being electrocuted in the capital’s Green Park area. The incident took place when Morle was helping his grandmother get inside their car,  parked outside the jewellery shop. As he was opening the car door to help in his grandmother, the car door came in contact with the iron gates of the building, that was already electrically charged.
The accused have been identified as Kamlesh Bansal and his son, Dhurv Dhawan Bansal, owners of the said jewellery shop. ‘The two have been arrested for causing death of the filmmaker due to negligence. A case under Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Safdarjung Enclave police station,’ the investigating officer said.

The official added that the iron gate of the building, in front of which Morle’s car had been parked, was wet after Saturday’s rain and became charged with the electricity conducted by the naked wire of the air-conditioner compressor. On the day of the incident, Morle had gone to a Bank of India ATM, while his grandmother, wife and three-year-old son, were waiting outside. Morle had
parked his car outside A-22 complex in Sri Aurobindo Marg in the Green Park complex area.
On returning from the ATM, he held open the car door for his grandmother to get in, but fell unconscious after being electrocuted.

Meanwhile, some agency reports have claimed that the family has alleged that his family has alleged that AIIMS denied medical care to the 33-year-old. Morle was finally taken to Safdarjung hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has issued notices to shops which had kept their generators
out in the open.
The agency says that it had earlier issued notices to various shops in the area for the same.
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