Freak mishap in lift in Vasai kills 5-yr-old
Mumbai: A five-year-old boy died after he got stuck between an elevator and the wall in Vasai on Saturday morning.
The deceased child has been identified as Ansh Gond, a kindergarten student, and a resident of Dias Residency Park in Vasai’s Sativali area.
According to the police, the incident occurred around 11 am on Saturday morning.
“After playing in the building compound with his friends, Ansh and two other boys got into the elevator to go back home. The two other boys got into the lift, but when Ansh was about to do so, his leg got stuck in the gap between the lift’s sliding door and the outside door. The gap is wide enough, and it’s possible that a child’s leg can get stuck in this,” said senior police inspector Prakash Birajdar of the Valiv police.
“We suspect that while the two children were inside the lift, they pressed the first floor button, and the lift started moving, even though Ansh was stuck. He was dragged up and the lift then got jammed. When the other boys started shouting, residents were alerted. The watchman managed to bring down the lift to the ground floor by breaking its lock. As of now, there is no clarity on what exactly transpired. We haven’t yet taken the statement of the two children who witnessed the incident since they are still under shock. We have called the lift technician to understand what may have led to the incident,” Birajdar added.
Ansh was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. A case of accident was registered. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will start cancelling licenses of shops and hawking stalls if they are found using or selling banned plastic. The step is taken after it has been observed that hawkers across the city are selling their products in banned plastic carry bag.
According to a civic official, there is a notification from the state government that has the provision of revoking the licence of licenses of shops and hawking stalls. At present, the BMC is collecting Rs 5,000 fine from violators. However, it is believed that this will attract opposition from the shops and hawkers.
A senior civic official while requested anonymity, said, “There is a circulation received in December that allowed to take coercive action. The same has already forwarded to the concerned department of all ward offices. The department has been asked to take further action on offenders of the plastic ban as given in the notification.”
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