Mumbai: Family bought room for Rs. 74L, wiped-out in collapseLast updated on Sep 03, 2017, 03:00 pm
Syed Jafar Husain's family, who died in Husaini Building collapse in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar, bought a room for Rs. 74L in it from Sakina Arsiwala only in 2013.
MHADA declared the building "dangerous"; its eligible tenants were given alternative accommodation by SBUT.
Since SBUT wasn't involved in Arsiwala's ownership-transfer, sadly, Husain wasn't on the list of eligible tenants.
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