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Fair licence cancelled after mishap death

ONE OF the four persons who had fallen from the ?Water Shoot Swing? set up by Sagoo Dreamland at Dussehra Maidan succumbed to his injuries this morning. In the wake of the tragedy, the district administration today closed down the fair permanently and an inquiry has been ordered into the matter.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 17:07 IST

ONE OF the four persons who had fallen from the ‘Water Shoot Swing’ set up by Sagoo Dreamland at Dussehra Maidan succumbed to his injuries this morning. In the wake of the tragedy, the district administration today closed down the fair permanently and an inquiry has been ordered into the matter.

The deceased has been identified as Manish Verma (28) resident of 2010 Nanda Nagar. The other three injured were Rajkiran Arora, Anshu Dabar and Mona Khanna. The accident occurred last night when the trolley of the entertainment ride in which the four were riding broke and they fell down from a height of 20 feet. Verma died as his kidney had ruptured due to the impact of the fall.

Annapurna police have registered cases and arrested employees of Sagoo Dreamland Pankaj son of Vimal Singh Rajput a resident of Bihar and Brajesh son of Sumer Singh resident of Haryana for negligence. The owner of Dreamland Sagoo Mahendra Bose is at present in Delhi, and he would reportedly reach in the evening. He too will be booked.

CSP Amit Sanghi said that soon after the incident, a case under Section 337 of IPC was registered against the employees, which was changed to Section 304 A of IPC after the death of one of the injured.

The police and district administration initially did not take the accident seriously, for within half an hour of the tragedy yesterday, the fair was started once again. It was only after one of the persons died this morning that the administration cancelled the licence of the fair and stopping it altogether.