12-year-old boy falls into unguarded pit in Thane, rescued by security guard
Mumbai city news: Meanwhile, the boy’s parents and residents of the buildings nearby protested against the builder and demanded that he keep security guards at the spot to prevent further accidents.mumbai Updated: Jun 26, 2017 22:37 IST
A 12-year-old boy fell into a pit dug to construct a building in Thane on Sunday. A security guard rescued him but the boy’s condition was serious.
Vedant Bagkar, a student of Class 5, was playing with his friends in the rain when he slipped and fell into the pit. As the boy struggled in the water, his friends cried for help and the security guard of a building nearby jumped into the pit and pulled him to safety.
Vedant was rushed to Thane Civil Hospital and later shifted to Jupiter Hospital.
Meanwhile, the boy’s parents and residents of the buildings nearby protested against the builder and demanded that he keep security guards at the spot to prevent further accidents. The builder has agreed to the demands.
“My child is out of danger but the builder should ensure the safety of children and citizens around the area. While he has barricaded only a few parts of the plot, there are no security guards near the pit to prevent children from playing near it”, said Pandurang Bagkar, 52, Vedant’s father.
There are also allegations that the residents damaged the builder’s office after the incident.
The Kalwa police have registered a case against the builder. “We have recorded Vedant’s father statement and lodged a case accordingly. We have not arrested anyone but will send a notice to the builder. He will have to come and give his statement. “