Gurgaon: 20-year-old dies after being ‘pushed’ from fifth floor by PG owner
Ramesh Singh Bisht, who belonged to Uttarakhand’s Nainital, came to Gurgaon recently along with 15-20 other men to do a course in hotel management from a vocational training institute.gurgaon Updated: Jul 06, 2017 17:19 IST
A 20-year-old man died after he was allegedly pushed from the fifth floor of a paying guest accommodation in Gurgaon’s DLF Phase 3 by its owner and his sons after an altercation early onThursday, police said.
Two people, including Sushil, the caretaker of the PG, and Shishram, who was involved in the fight have been detained, DLF Phase 2 police post’s station house officer Sudip Singh said.
Ramesh Singh Bisht, who belonged to Uttarakhand’s Nainital, came to Gurgaon recently along with 15-20 other men to do a course in hotel management from a vocational training institute under the Prime Minister’s Skill Development Scheme. They were training to become waiters.
Ravi Mangla, who lives in the same accommodation, told the Hindustan Times that Bisht and a group of five to six men were also living with him in the same room. Sources said the PG accommodation houses about 500 men and there were 20 people living on the fifth floor.
Manoj Kumar, in charge of the DLF Phase 3 police post, said Bisht and some other men got into a fight with Satbir Singh, the owner of the PG and a resident of Nathupur, at about 12am on Thursday. Singh lives on the first floor of the same building with his family.
Gurgaon Police spokesperson Ravinder Kumar said in a statement that the inmates, including Bisht, had been bothering Singh over the shortage of water and electricity for the last three to four days.
This apparently led to a souring of relations between the inmates and the owner, and was the primary reason for the fight, it said.
Others living in the PG, however, had a different version.
The PG inmates alleged that the owner had been abusing them for a while. They alleged that the owner asked them to accommodate more people in the same room or vacate it on Wednesday night.
Bisht and others protested and a fight started between them as the owner and his men thrashed them with sticks. They then allegedly pushed Bisht and he fell from the fifth floor of the building, they said.
His friends rushed him to the nearby Neelkanth Hospital, where he was declared dead. However, police sources said Bisht died on the spot.
“We didn’t get the call from the PG but from the hospital itself around 12.30am and we immediately sent the police there. The body is now kept in the mortuary and will be sent for a post mortem,” the source added.
An FIR has been registered against the Singh, his two sons and the caretaker of the PG under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 302 (murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
First Published: Jul 06, 2017 14:53 IST