3 LABOURERS BURIED ALIVE IN SONEPAT
ROHTAK: Three labourers engaged in sand excavation operations to lay a water pipeline in Sonepat’s Lath village died when a mound collapsed and buried them alive late on Sunday, police said.
The victims have been identified as Ajit Kumar and Mukesh Kumar of the same village and Pradeep of Panipat’s Shaharmalpur town.
Mukesh’s brother Rajpal said, “They were laying pipeline illegally to supply water from one field of a farmer, Pradeep, to another.”
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Ramesh Chander of Gohana Sadar police station said they have sent the bodies for autopsy at the local civil hospital.
“We have booked Pradeep under Section 304-A (death due to negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and started investigation into the matter,” he added.