Surat / Surat fire tragedy: Coaching centre owner held, builders on run

India TV : May 25, 2019, 01:26 PM

Many died due to injuries sustained after jumping off windows to escape the fire. According to eyewitnesses, at least 10 students had jumped out to save themselves from the blaze.

Cops have arrested the owner of the Surat coaching centre in which a massive fire had erupted on Friday. The blaze claimed 20 lives. 

Two builders of the commercial Takshashila Complex in Sarthana area, the site of the inferno, are on the run, Surat Police Commissioner Satish Sharma told reporters Saturday. Police registered an FIR under various sections (of the Indian Penal Code) against three persons last night. They include two builders and the owner of the coaching class. Accused coaching class owner has been identified as Bhargav Butani.