Sunday, January 31, 2010

In a hit & run case Laborer dies at Metro site

A 25-year-old man originally from Sundergarh in Orissa died at a Metro construction site on Sunday evening after a portion of the crane he was standing under fell on him. ‘‘An iron plate fell on the deceased Vipin as he was busy working right under it. Vipin was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. We have registered a case of negligence against the contractor and are investigating the case,’’ said DCP (west) Sharad Aggarwal.

The Metro authorities, however, claimed that it was a hit-and-run incident. ‘‘The laborer was trying to cross the road when he was hit by an unidentified vehicle. He died on the spot,’’ said a DMRC spokesperson.

The incident took place near Paschim Vihar in west Delhi around 7pm on Sunday. ‘‘The victim has been identified as a laborer who had joined works just a couple of months ago. He was taken to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where he was declared brought dead,’’ said the investigating officer. In another incident, unidentified armed robbers struck a Metro construction site here and decamped with electric goods and scrap worth lakhs of rupees after taking security guard into hostage, police said on Sunday.

The incident was reported from the construction site in N-Block Sarita Vihar. The robbers took away 22 KV tower material and 50 kg scrap from the site. They came in a tempo and when they tried to enter the site, a guard tried to resist but was threatened by them. The material which was robbed includes electric poles to be erected on Metro route. Police have recorded the statement of the guard and officers and probing the matter.