Eunuch deaths:Police book organisers

New Delhi: Delhi Police today registered a case of causing death due to negligence against the organisers of a transgender meet in north-east Delhi where a fire killed at least 14 people. Police sources said a case was registered against the organisers of the meet in Nand Nagri. Fourteen eunuchs were killed and over 40 others injured last night when a major fire swept through the community hall where the congregation of the community was taking place.

Sources said the organisers had not taken the requisite permission from fire brigade and police for holding the meeting. The tents erected on the grounds of the community hall were completely gutted and the entire premises were engulfed in flames. Delhi government has ordered a thorough probe into the fire incident.