Dalit rights body demands arrest of those responsible for death of 5 people at sewage plant

A Dalit rights body has sought immediate arrest of those responsible for the death of five labourers due to asphyxiation at a sewage treatment plant in west Delhi's Moti Nagar area.

The secretary of Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch, Nathu Prasad, also demanded from the Delhi government Rs 1 crore compensation for the victims' families and a government job to a family member.

He also urged the city government to conduct a survey across Delhi to find out about such practices being carried out.

The five people had fallen ill after they entered the sewage plant at DLF Green Apartments on Sunday. They were later declared brought dead by doctors at a city hospital.

Police said a case has been registered and they were probing whose negligence was it that led to the incident.

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