Temple fire: 5 Board members surrender

keralaFive absconding members of the managing committee of the Puttingal Devi temple in Kollam district of Kerala, where 112 persons were killed in one of the worst temple tragedies, surrendered early this morning.

Temple Trust President, Jayalal, Secretary, J Krishnankutty, Shivaprasad, Surendran Pillai and Ravindran Pillai informed police that they wanted to surrender and reached in front of a temple at Kappil near Paravoor and surrendered.

The five were absconding soon after the mishap occurred,
Gross violation of norms and use of banned chemicals led to the Puttingal tragedy, a top explosives official had said yesterday as a case of attempt to murder was filed against six persons including temple officials.

The Kerala High Court will hear this morning the plea for a ban on cracker bursting and fireworks display in temple functions

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