Near CP, another homeless dies

A 55-year-old homeless man was found dead in the early hours of Monday after he apparently slept in the open in front of Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place. An NGO alleged the death happened as there is no shelter home nearby.

According to Shehri Adhikar Manch: Begharon Ke Saath, an NGO, there is no shelter for the homeless near Hanuman Mandir. “The one that was there was closed in 2011 after the Hanuman Road RWA objected to it,” Indu Prakash Singh, a member of the NGO told Deccan Herald.

Recently, on November 27, the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) told High Court that it would ensure that not a single person will be forced to spend night in the open.
“The posh CP area comes under the New Delhi Municipal Council and there is no permanent shelter for the homeless, even today,” Singh said.

His body was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where he was declared dead.

The NGO also alleged that local police station has made the life of homeless a living hell. “The local police station at CP has made the living of the homeless families a nightmare.

Cops destroy their stuff, their clothes are made wet in an effort to chase them from sleeping out in the open in the area,” Singh said.

According to the voluntary organisation, despite the High Court order, scores of homeless can be found sleeping in the open.

Recently on Friday, a homeless was beaten by police in the area. “Police have got vindictive and venting out anger at homeless people.

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