Hyderabad: Police have registered a case against the owners of Sohail hotel after a 34-year-old died in a fire accident at Malakpet Chanderghat SHO Y Prakash Reddy said that the hotel owners have been booked under Sections 304A and 336 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Section 304A deals with causing death by negligence. It says that whoever causes the death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years with a fine, or both.
Section 336 deals with an act that is endangering the life or personal safety of others. Whoever does any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life or the personal safety of others, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with a fine, or both.
A 34-year-old employee died when a massive fire broke out at Sohail hotel in Malakpet on Friday evening. The deceased has been identified as Shabuddin. Reports said he died of suffocation as he the thick smoke enveloped the hotel when he was working.
Two fire engines from Malakpet and Gouliguda fire stations rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
Chaderghat SHO Prakash Reddy said the cause of the fire remains unknown. "I have issued a notice to the fire department. We are waiting to hear from them on what caused the fire," added Reddy.