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Man who died had just returned to Delhi after daughter’s engagement

“My father-in-law had returned from Sultanpur two days ago after his younger daughter’s engagement ceremony,” Mishra told PTI.

Mishra said Shivam had come with his father to Delhi for a few days.

He said his father-in-law was staying in Karawal Nagar and worked as a rice delivery agent.

Describing the tragic incident, Mishra said, “My father-in-law had collected a bag of rice from a shop in Karawal Nagar and was on his way to GTB Enclave to deliver it. He was passing under the Gokulpuri Metro Station on his electric scooter when the portion of the metro station collapsed on him.”

The DMRC has announced Rs 25 lakh as Rs 25 lakh to the family of the deceased, Rs 5 lakh to those grievously injured and Rs 1 lakh for minor injuries.

Mishra, however, said they have no idea about the compensation announced by the DMRC.

The incident took place around 11 am when a boundary wall on the eastern side of the elevated platform and part of a slab fell on the road below, according to a police officer.

Some portion of the slab was hanging due to which the road was cordoned off.

According to police, those injured are out of danger.

They was undergoing treatment at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

Two motorcycles and as many scooters were damaged in the collapse.

The family members of the injured persons — Ajit Kumar (21) and Mohammad Tazir (24) of Loni, Monu (19) and Sandeep (27) of Gokulpuri — demanded strict action against the guilty.

“We got to know about the compensation. We would like to request that the government provide better compensation to the family members of Ajit,” Aakash Kumar, one of his family members said.

Ajit’s friend Deepak Kumar said, “Ajit works as a mechanic at the tyre market near the Gokulpuri Metro Station. He was going for some work when the slab fall on him.”

Deepak said Ajit’s leg got fractured due to the incident.

He added that Ajit is the only earning member of his house.

His father is not keeping well and he has to take care of five sisters and ailing parents.

“We demand strict action against those who are guilty,” Deepak further said.

He added that injured Monu, Sandeep, and Tazir also work in the tyre market and suffered minor injuries in the incident.

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