MUMBAI: A week after a 4-year-old girl tragically died as a result of an iron gate falling on her, Vasai Gaon Police have booked body civil engineer Kunal Satish Patel for death due to negligence.
The girl was playing near Papdi Pond in Vasai on May 5, where the dismantled iron gate has been set aside for the past four years while the pool has been renovated. Children often played on the iron gate and used it as a swing.
According to Abhilasha Vartak, a social worker who rushed to the site after hearing about the incident, the pond had four gates and they were all dismantled, but instead of keeping the gates in a secure warehouse, the civil contractor kept them near the entrance gate. Someone fell on the girl while she was playing.
Bhumika was rushed to the hospital after the accident but was pronounced dead before she was admitted.
Father Kalyanrao Karp said the case had not yet been arrested. Meanwhile, civil workers removed the iron gate from the place.
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