Airport roof collapse incident: Victim's family mulls legal action


The family of a 45-year-old taxi driver, who died after a part of his umbrella collapsed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport during heavy rains, said they are planning to file a case against those responsible for the incident.

On Friday, six people were injured while Ramesh Kumar was killed. His last rites were performed at Naharpur Crematorium on Saturday.

The victim's son Ravinder said, “Criminal negligence took his life. Airports are not safe anymore. My father was at the airport after dropping off a man. He was a hardworking man, who made sure there was enough for the family, but such infrastructure at the airport took his life.

He said that after the post-mortem, the family found his father's body at around 12.30 pm on Saturday.

“Our family is saddened by this death and we are debating whether we should file a case against those who are involved in this type of criminal negligence. This could have led to the death of many people. said Mr. Ravinder.

'Investigation initiated'

Earlier, the police had registered a case under the provisions related to negligent death after the roof collapsed. Officials said that an investigation has been started.

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