Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE -

Kalyan: A Jal­gaon farmer, who had come to Kalyan for Ganesh Chaturthi on Septem­ber 02 to earn ex­tra in­come, died on Thurs­day night.

There were a to­tal of 13 farm­ers who had come to Kalyan from Jal­gaon to dur­ing the fes­ti­val. It was found that he died while play­ing the ‘dhol’, which was ap­prox­i­mately 10 kilo­grams.

The de­ceased farmer Lahu Pun­da­lik Son­awane, 35, was a res­i­dent of Utran, Aron­dal dis­trict in Jal­gaon.

On Thurs­day night around 9 pm, which was last day of Ganeshot­sav, all 13 farm­ers from Jal­gaon had planned to re­turn to the vil­lage that night it­self, after the fes­tiv­i­ties got over. When they were play­ing drums in pro­ces­sion near Ruk­mini bai hos­pi­tal, Kalyan at around 9, Lahu got con­vul­sions and col­lapsed on road. He was rushed to the Ruk­mini bai hos­pi­tal where doc­tors de­clared him dead on ar­rival.

“Lahu has a 4-year-old boy and wife. They are very poor and had come to Kalyan to earn money , like farm­ers come to the city ev­ery year. We have reg­is­tered an ADR (ac­ci­den­tal death),” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from Kol­she­wadi po­lice sta­tion.

“The place where the in­ci­dent took place was too crowded and he suf­fo­cated due to lack of air. He was suf­fer­ring from epilepsy. The body was handed over to the fam­ily mem­bers after post mortem,” he added.

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