Three sewer workers died of suffocation while cleaning a narrow sewerage line without any safety gear in Noida; they were employed by a private contractor.
A rescue team dug a parallel channel to the narrow sewer to reach the men after three hours; district hospital doctors declared them brought dead.
Sewer deaths in Delhi-NCR have risen to 15 since July.
The Delhi HC has slammed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for seizing and destroying Ravana effigies made by migrant artisans.
Criticizing SDMC for calling the effigy-makers "encroachers of public land", the court questioned how Dussehra could be celebrated without effigies.
Saying that the artisans cannot be thrown out, the HC told SDMC to provide them a place for effigy making.
The body of a 35-year-old female ragpicker, battered to death with bricks and rods, was found in Delhi's Bhalswa Dairy.
Police said she was raped and murdered by another ragpicker, 20-year-old Saufi, who has been arrested.
The accused also indulged in necrophilia (sexual intercourse with the dead body).
Saufi dumped the woman's naked body at the Bhalswa landfill.