Two workers conducting repair work at a sewage treatment plant in Delhi's Kondli died after falling in a pit at the site on Wednesday, 30 March.
The bodies of Nitesh, 25, and Yashdev, 35, were lifted out of the pit at the Delhi Jal Board sewerage plant with the help of a fire brigade, and were rushed to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, where they were declared dead.
Two fire tenders had been rushed to the site located opposite Dallupura Fire Station after a call was received by the city's emergency services at 5:06, Delhi Fire Chief Atul Garg said. The two men had been repairing a motor at the sewage treatment plant.
A case has been filed in connection to the incident, under Indian Penal Code Section 304a (Causing death by negligence), and the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act.
The post-mortem of the deceased has been conducted. Three persons – plant incharge K P Tewari, foreman Raj Kumar, and shift incharge Mohammed Haroonn – have been arrested, as per DCP East Delhi.
This comes a day after three private contract workers and a rickshaw driver died after falling into a sewer line in Delhi's Rohini.
Bacchu Singh, Pintu, Suraj Kumar Sahni, who had been conducting wiring work for telecom company MTNL, had fallen and got trapped in the sewer at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar's Main Bawana Road on Tuesday evening. A 38-year-old rickshaw driver, Satish Ratan Lal, who had attempted to rescue the trapped men, had also fallen into the sewer.