Two migrant labourers who were involved in the construction of a mobile tower in Noida's Sector 99 suffocated to death allegedly after they got stuck in a 40-feet-deep borewell which they had reportedly entered without any safety gears. One of them was a teenager.
According to Noida police, the incident took place around 4:00 pm at a park near supreme towers in Sector 99 of Noida.
The deceased have been identified as Gautam Sahni, 20, of Khagra district in Bihar and Ajay Pal, 18, of Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. They were employed by a private company for the work, police claimed.
"The duo was asked by their supervisors to go down in the borewell without any safety measures where they got stuck and fainted”, a police officer was quoted as saying by PTI.
"When pulled out with the help of police and fire department personnel, the duo remained unconscious and were rushed to a hospital where they were declared dead. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and a probe is underway," a police official said.
A complaint was made by a cousin of one of the deceased at the Sector 39 police station and the supervisors, Dulichand and Ashok Kumar, have been booked under Indian Penal Code section 304A (causing death due to negligence), police said.
Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 39 police station in Noida Prashant Kapil was quoted as saying by Millennium Post, "Gautam had entered the bore well and fell unconscious. Soon after he stopped responding, Ajaypal entered the bore well for his rescue but he also fainted inside. The other labourers immediately raised an alarm and police teams were informed. We immediately reached the spot and fire officials were also called. The rescue operation was started and a fire fighter along with safety equipment and oxygen cylinder went inside the bore well. Both the labourers were pulled out and were taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared them dead on arrival. The bodies were sent for post mortem and their family members were informed," added Kapil.
With inputs from PTI