New Delhi: A day after two youths died due to drowning in Burari area on Sunday night, the Delhi police apprehended the owner and the caretaker of a swimming pool on Monday.
“Amit (24) and Neeraj (23), both residents of Burari, allegedly drowned in the swimming pool near the Joseph Merry School in Nathupura,” an official said.
The police said after a detailed investigation it came to light that safety measures like life jackets, pool fencing, drain cover, pool alarm etc. were absent at the swimming pool.
“We have booked Vikram Ujjainwal and Ramesh (caretaker) under relevant sections of the law. A letter has been sent to the department of labour for inspection of the swimming pool,” said additional DCP (North) Harender Kumar Singh.
The police, subsequently, enquired into the incident at Kapil Multi Specialty Hospital in Nathupura. It was found that the two youths were declared brought dead by the doctor. The dead bodies were sent to Sabzi Mandi mortuary for post- mortem.
It was also learnt that deceased Amit used to work privately as RO mechanic while Neeraj was a student of the School of Open Learning.
Mr Singh said, “During inquiry, it was found that no safety measures like life jackets, pool fencing, drain cover, or pool alarm were available at the above swimming pool. Accordingly, a case under Section 304A (causing death due to negligence) has been registered at the Burari police station.”
The officer further said it was found that the swimming pool was in the final stages of construction. However, the owner of the premises hadn’t applied for a license from the government authorities for its operation.