Delhi Shelter Allegedly Set On Fire By Inmates After Fight Over Food

According to the police, the workers were beaten up by the staff on Friday after which four of them jumped in River Yamuna; one of them drowned.

Delhi Fire: The shelter was home to 200-250 people.

New Delhi:

A shelter home at Delhi's Kashmere Gate was set on fire on Saturday, allegedly by migrant workers who live there, a day after they had a fight with the staff over food, the police said. The fire was later doused.

According to the police, the workers were beaten up by the staff on Friday after which four of them jumped in River Yamuna; one of them drowned.

The angry workers were today demanding action against the staff over the death of the migrant. They turned violent and threw stones at the police, and later set the shelter on fire, police said.

Six people have arrested in connection with the incident, news agency PTI reported.

The shelter was home to 200-250 people.

The worker who died hasn't been identified yet. The police have detained some people in connection with the death.

The fire was reported at 6.05 pm, following which five fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the fire department said.

The fire personnel managed to douse the fire soon after reaching the spot.

No one was hurt in the incident.