A staffer of the hotel died after a boiler that was installed in the laundry area blasted inside the hotel on Saturday
New Delhi: The Leela Palace in New Delhi’s posh Chanakyapuri is once again embroiled in controversy, for a death. A staffer of the hotel died after a boiler that was installed in the laundry area blasted inside the hotel on Saturday. According to the police, a case has been registered but no arrest has been made so far.
According to reports, neither was the local police was informed nor was any PCR call made by the hotel administration. When the injured staffer, identified as Ashok Yadav, was admitted in a nearby private hospital, the local police got to know about the incident.
The Leela Palace was in news after Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor died under mysterious circumstances in a room in January 2014. The incident triggered a massive controversy as Tharoor’s party was in power and allegations were made for influencing the case. Recently, Delhi police have filed a charge sheet in the case against Shashi Tharoor under a section of abetment to suicide, though Delhi police had filed a case in sections of murder.
The death of the staffer identified as Ashok Yadav, a resident of Agra, happened after he was admitted in a private hospital on Saturday evening and was critical. “Ashok was not in a condition to give his statement. Later, he succumbed to his injuries. Hospital staff told the police that he was taken by hotel staff,” a senior police official said.
According to the FIR, accessed by MyNation, when the crime team of the district reached the basement of the hotel where the incident had taken place, found a boiler in damaged condition. “The impact of the boiler was so intense that roof the floor ceiling also badly damaged. A case has been registered under IPC section 338,” police official added.
According to the FIR, the incident happened due to the negligence of the hotel management in maintaining the boiler which triggered the incident.
Leela Palace is yet to revert to MyNation's query on the issue, the story will be updated once MyNation will receive the hotel management’s reaction to the story.
Last Updated 10:27 AM IST