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Owner of New Delhi hotel where fire killed 17 arrested

An early morning fire at the Arpit Palace Hotel killed more than a dozen people in the Karol Bagh neighborhood of New Delhi. (AP)
Indian authorities say they have arrested the owner of a New Delhi hotel where 17 people were killed by a fire.

Police say Arpit Palace Hotel owner Rakesh Goel appeared Sunday in court, which ruled that police could take him into custody for questioning.

Two hotel managers have been in custody on suspicion of culpable homicide since last Tuesday's fire.

Authorities say the building had an unauthorized rooftop kitchen, which a video showed was engulfed in flames.

Police say most of the deaths were caused by suffocation. Police Additional Commissioner Amit Sharma said two people jumped from the six-story hotel to their deaths.

Sharma said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.
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