New Delhi, Nov 3: The Delhi Police have arrested the owner of a purse manufacturing factory where a fire Saturday evening killed six people and injured 11 others.
Varun Gambhir, 27, was arrested for illegally running the two-storeyed factory in Delhi’s Ranjeet Nagar area where a blaze broke out around 5.50 p.m. Saturday.
Though fire service personnel doused the flames after two hours, 17 people received burn injuries.
“Six of the injured, including four women, were declared dead in a hospital while 11 others are being treated,” said a police officer.
Five of the six injured have been identified as Puja, 18, Soni, 22, Dropadi, 35, Piyush, 25, and Rahul, 25.
All the victims worked in the factory.
“The reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained,” said the officer.