Filmmaker killed, 2 held

Electrocuted by live wire, showroom owners arrested

A man and his son, who are owners of a jewellery shop, were arrested on Monday for causing death to a documentary filmmaker due to electrocution in south Delhi’s Green Park, police said.

The accused were identified as Kamlesh Bansal and his son Dhurv Dhawan Bansal, owners of Jwell Den.

“We have arrested them for causing death to the filmmaker due to negligence,” said P S Kushwah, additional deputy commissioner of police (south).

Anand Bhaskar Morla, 32, was electrocuted around 12.30 pm after live wires of an AC compressor came in contact with an iron gate which was wet after heavy rains lashed the city on Saturday.

Police said the incident took place on Sri Aurobindo Marg at Green Park when Bhaskar, who was accompanied by his wife, three-year-old son and grandmother, had parked his car next to the gate of the A-22 complex in Green Park.

Bhaskar, a resident of Saket, went to a Bank of India ATM in the complex while his family waited in the car.

When he returned, and opened the car door, his hand came in contact with the gate, which was in direct contact with the live wires.

In a flash, Bhaskar fell on the ground and became unconscious. He was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

Police said there were half-exposed wires of ACs and diesel-powered generators which were wrapped around the iron fence connected to the gate. The establishment belongs to the Bansals.

The father-son duo has been arrested after investigating the case, under section 304 A, which was registered with Safdarjung police station on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to issue a notice to property owners who have encroached upon the pavements in Green Park.

Civic body officials said municipal commissioner Manish Gupta has already issued directions in this regard.

“The process has already begun. A notice would be issued soon to the shopkeepers as per the DMC Act and an action would also be taken against the concerned officials if found guilty,” said SDMC spokesperson Mukesh Yadav.

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