12-YR-OLD BOY ELECTROCUTED IN NAUPADA
THANE: A 12-year-old boy died when he was electrocuted in his Naupada home on Thursday, a day after he celebrated his birthday.
Ajay Mettal was studying in Class 6 in a Thane school.
His parents are labourers and used to work and live in a construction site at Cross Villa.
His family had decorated the area with lights as they had called other families for dinner on Wednesday.
Gajanan Kabdule, senior police inspector from Naupada p o l i c e s t at i o n , s a i d , “O n Thursday morning, when the boy was getting ready for school. He went near the pole set up for the lights and was electrocuted.”
“His family took him to Thane civil hospital where the doctor declared him dead. We have taken his father Narsayya’s statement and have lodged a case on the contractor as it is a case of negligence,” said Kabdule.
The labourers have been given a small place at the construction site where they have made makeshift houses.
“The boy had suffered burn injuries. We are investigating the case but have lodged a case against the contractor, Chandreshekhar Lavate, 57, a resident of Thane,” added Kabdule.
The contractor has been charged under section 304a (causing death by negligence) of 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).