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‘Baby Care New Born Hospital’ owner Naveen Kichi arrested

By Vaseline May26,2024

Fire at ‘Baby Care New Born Hospital’ in Vivek Vihar in Delhi on Saturday evening (May 25) | X/ANI

New Delhi: Police have arrested the owner of the children’s hospital in east Delhi where a fire killed seven newborns, officials said on Sunday. Dr. Naveen Kichi had been on the run since the fire broke out late Saturday, they said.

Delhi Fire Brigade officials said a fire broke out at Baby Care New Born Hospital in East Delhi’s Vivek Vihar area around 11.30 pm on Saturday and spread to two adjacent buildings.

Twelve newborns were rescued from the facility, but seven of them died. Five babies are being treated at another hospital, they said.

The Delhi Police has booked him under sections 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC at Vivek Vihar police station.

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