Meanwhile, parts of the city recorded heavy rain and strong winds on Friday night, even as some areas recorded heatwave conditions. A thunderstorm or dust storm with light to moderate rain and strong winds around 30-40 km/h would occur over parts of the west, northwest, northeast, southwest , Central, East Delhi and NCR including Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Noida and Gurgaon, IMD said. In its bulletin, IMD said a rainy spell was likely over northwest India from May 20-24. While a dust storm or thunderstorm is predicted for Delhi on Saturday, the city could experience rainfall from May 22-24.
Meanwhile, dozens of shops have been swept away after a fire broke out at the Jhandewalan cycle market on Friday afternoon. Delhi Fire Service dispatched 27 firefighters to the scene after being informed that a fire started at 2pm at one of the shops next to the Videocon tower and was extinguished within three hours . According to residents and shopkeepers, a short circuit in one of the shops on the ground floor caused a fire which spread to adjacent shops.
A 25-year-old MBA graduate was found hanged at her parents’ home in Palam Vihar Extension on Thursday, with her family alleging she was harassed for dowry by her husband and family. Police filed an FIR against her husband, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and wife under IPC Sections 304-B (death by dowry) and 34 (common intent).
Police said the woman, Ritu Yadav, allegedly wrote on her arm and palm that her husband and in-laws were responsible for her death and that he only married her to collect the dowry. Police said she also allegedly wrote on her palm that she had left a five-page suicide note, and they recovered the notebook in which it was written.
Declaring that it is the only government to pay the highest minimum wage to unskilled workers in the country, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Friday raised its wages by about 3%. After the increase in the dearness allowance (DA), the monthly wages of unskilled workers were increased from Rs 16,064 to Rs 16,506 per month. Similarly, the salaries of semi-skilled workers have been increased by Rs 494 and will be Rs 18,187 per month.
A 19-year-old delivery man employed by grocery delivery platform Zepto succumbed to his injuries after his two-wheeler was hit by an unidentified vehicle from behind in Dwarka. A hit-and-run case has been filed, police said. The victim, Karan Raju, was a resident of Goyla Dairy and joined Zepto two months ago. His father said Karan joined Zepto about two months ago to help the family financially and save money to buy a gift for his sister’s wedding, which is scheduled for November.