19-year-old hotel employee dies of electrocution in Ghaziabad
A 19-year-old man died of electrocution at a hotel in Vasundhara on late Monday night. Police said that the victim was an employee of the hotel and it is suspected that he came in contact with a 11KV live electricity cable just outside the balcony of the hotel.
The victim has been identified as Jitendra Kumar and he hailed from Bulandshahr. His family members said that he was speaking on his mobile phone on Monday night when the incident took place.
“It was around 11.30pm on Monday and my son was speaking to someone on the phone. He was on the second floor near the balcony boundary wall and came in contact with a live electricity wire,” said Pawan Kumar, father of the victim.
“My son collapsed soon after the incident and he was noticed by two hotel employees, who also hail from Bulandshahr. They informed the police and the body was sent for an autopsy. He was the only earning member in the family,” Kumar added.
Devpal Singh Pundhir, station house officer (SHO) of Indirapuram police station, said that the man died of electrocution. “He came in contact with the electricity cable and died. We have sent the body for a post-mortem autopsy. His family members are yet to lodge a police complaint. The owner of the hotel is not in Ghaziabad at present,” he added.
The accused, Ashu, a resident of Panipat’s Nara village, killed the victims, reportedly his friends, between 8pm and 4am and travelled around 60km from the first crime scene in Matlauda of Panipat to Titawi in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The victims are Sonu, 26, who was working with a private contractor in a cement factory, and his two friends -- Monu, 25, of Nara village and Rakesh, 27, of Bhalsi village.
The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.
While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the MLAs were informed about the election process for upcoming election for Speaker’s post. “They were told that the election will be held through a voice vote or they may have to stand up to vote for their candidate if asked,” said Mungantiwar.
The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.