Delhi: On March 18, a tragic incident occurred in Kamla Market, central Delhi, where a 29-year-old man lost his life after an elevator malfunctioned in a factory. The victim, Mukesh Raut, who resided in Ajmeri Gate, suffered a fatal head injury when the elevator suddenly stopped due to a suspected mechanical failure, after descending at an abnormally high speed. Despite being rushed to LNJP Hospital, he was declared dead by doctors.
Upon investigation by the crime team, it was discovered that the factory had been using an unlicensed iron-made lift. The victim was found injured in the lift by the factory owner, who alerted the authorities. The factory specialized in the production of drill machine spare parts.
As a result of the incident, a case has been registered under sections 287 and 304A of the Indian Penal Code, which pertain to negligent conduct with respect to machinery and causing death by negligence, respectively. The police are currently conducting an investigation.
Mukesh had been working at the factory for six years and leaves behind his wife and three children. According to his elder brother, Chhathu Raut, Mukesh had stayed back in Delhi to arrange for his wife’s recent operation and had not visited his family in Ajmeri Gate. The body was handed over to the family after a post-mortem.