MAN DIES WHILE PLAYING DHOL
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.