Woman dead, 17 injured as ‘jagran’ stage collapses at Delhi’s Kalkaji temple

Praak shared a video message on his Instagram profile expressing grief over the tragic incident and wished for the speedy recovery of the injured.

The deceased has been identified as Tina, a resident of Tughlakabad extension, who is survived by her husband and three sons, police said.

According to police sources, the temple management had hired event planners to organise the jagran. No arrests have been made so far.

An FIR has been registered against the organisers and a probe is underway, police said.

A member of the Kalkaji temple management, Akarshan Bhardwaj, a priest and an advocate by profession, said, “There was no involvement of temple management in this programme. Those who organised the event are not from the management and they did not seek proper permission from police or temple management as well.”

He claimed that the land where the jagran took place is already a “disputed land”.

“The incident is unfortunate too as one woman died and many others got injured. Many people thronged to the venue to listen to the singer and due to overcrowding on the stage, it collapsed,” Bhardwaj said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, “The accident that happened last night during a ”jagran” at the Kalkaji temple is tragic. A woman has died, may her soul rest in peace. I wish for the speedy recovery of the 17 injured people,” Kejriwal said in a post on ‘X’ in Hindi.

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