The police recorded the statements of the parents of Ajju Khan, the seven-year-old boy who was crushed after being stuck in the elevator of his building, Sagar Shristi, on Sunday at Mira-Bhayandar Road.
Manish and Reshma Khan, Ajju’s parents told the police that though the incident was very unfortunate, it was an accident for which nobody is responsible.
The parents said their three kids, Ajju, 7, their daughter Sonu, 6, and Shibu, 3, were competing with each other on Sunday night when the incident took place.
“The boy’s parents said the three kids were racing to reach the ground floor from the third floor. While Sonu and Shibu took the staircase, Ajju chose the elevator to go down and in haste may have made a mistake because of which the lift got stuck,” said Ranjit Aandhale, police sub inspector from Navghar police station.
Police are now waiting for the inspection reports of the elevator by the public works department that will help them ascertain whether there was technical fault with the lift.
On Sunday around 8.30pm, Ajju had just stepped into the elevator when it started moving because of which his leg got stuck. The elevator was stuck between the ground floor and first floor.