Three people were arrested today on the charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in connection with the collapse of a wall in Kalyan district in Maharashtra, which had claimed three lives, police said.
Two others have also been charged in this connection, but are yet to be arrested, they said.
According to officials, the compound wall of an Urdu school near Durgadi fort had fallen on an adjacent chawl in the early hours of Tuesday, killing three people, including a three-year-old boy.
"Three chawl owners, identified as Salman Moulavi, Salim Moulavi and Javed Moulavi, were arrested in this connection, while two others were booked," an official of Bazarpeth police station said.
The five accused had constructed the chawls without obtaining necessary permissions from the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and rented out the houses to families, he said.
The accused have been charged under Indian Penal Code section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and others, the official said.