Nazarathpet police have arrested five employees of EVP World Theme Park, following the death of Afia Magh (20) on Tuesday.

Manager-in-charge Raghu, machine operator William, and staff members Babu, Manivannan and Ashok Kumar have been arrested for negligence on their part.

Investigations so far have revealed that the victim fell down after the safety apparatus on the ride failed. The operators failed to stop the machine in time, resulting in the death of Afia Magh. 

Police are trying to track down and arrest the owners of the theme park, E.V. Perumalsamy Reddy and E.V.P. Santosh Reddy, who are absconding after the accident, sources said.

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