Meanwhile, parts of the city recorded rainfall and strong winds Friday night, even as some areas recorded heatwave conditions. A thunderstorm or dust storm with light to moderate rainfall and strong winds of about 30 to 40 km/h will occur over the western, northwest, northeast, southwest, central, eastern Delhi and NCR areas, including Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Noida and Gurgaon, the IMD said. In its bulletin, the IMD said that a spell of rain is likely in northwest India from May 20 to 24. While dust storms or thunderstorms are forecast in Delhi on Saturday, the city May see rainfall from May 22 to 24.
Meanwhile, dozens of shops were gutted after a fire broke out at a bicycle market in Jhandewalan on Friday afternoon. The Delhi Fire Department rushed 27 firefighters to the scene after they were informed that a fire broke out at 2pm in one of the shops next to the Videocon Tower, and it was extinguished within three hours. According to locals and shop owners, one of the shops on the ground floor suffered an electrical short, leading to the fire spreading to adjacent stores.
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 by her husband and his family for a dowry . Police have registered an FIR against her husband, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and wife under IPC sections 304-B (dowry death) and 34 (common intent).
Police said the woman, Ritu Yadav, allegedly wrote on her arms and palms that her husband and husband were responsible for her death and that he only married her for a dowry. Police said she also allegedly wrote on her palm that she left a five-page suicide note and that they recovered the notebook on it.
Claiming that it is the only government that pays the highest minimum wage for unskilled workers in the country, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Friday increased their wages by around 3%. After the relative allowance (DA) increase, the monthly salary of unskilled workers has been increased from Rs 16,064 to Rs 16,506 per month. Similarly, the wage for semi-skilled workers has been increased by Rs 494 and will be Rs 18,187 per month.
A 19-year-old delivery worker working with grocery delivery platform Zepto succumbed to injuries after his two-wheeler was hit from behind by an unidentified vehicle in Dwarka. Police say a hit-and-run case has been filed. 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 support the family financially and save money to buy a gift for his sister’s wedding, scheduled for November.