32-year-old dies as window shutter of a SoBo building crashes

Goregaon resident Sunil Harishchandra Gavkar was walking past the Darabshaw House in Ballard Estate when the shutters of a window, from the fifth floor of a south Mumbai building, fell on him, injuring him

Darabshaw House in Ballard Estate (Hindustan Times)
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A 32-year-old insurance agent died in a freak accident in Ballard Estate. On Thursday afternoon, Sunil Harishchandra Gavkar, a resident of Goregaon, was doing his routine rounds to collect insurance cheques from offices in the area. While walking past the Darabshaw House in Ballard Estate, the shutters of a window, from the fifth floor of a south Mumbai building, fell on him.

Accoridng to the police, Gavkar was crushed by the weight of the heritage building’s window shutter.

Sanjay Kamble, Senior Police Inspector, MRA Marg police station said that Gavkar got off a BEST bus near the Asiatic Library, and walked towards Ballard Estate. He added that he was about to walk left from the Darabshaw building when the loose shutter fell on him. 

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When the incident took place, the building’s security guard alerted the area’s police beat marshals. Kamble added that Gavkar was taken to the nearby St George hospital but he died of his injuries a few hours later. 

For now, the police have registered a case against a contractor who was employed by the Darabshaw House to carry out maintenance work.

Gavkar’s older brother, Yogesh Gavkar, have asked police to file a complaint against authorities responsible for maintaining the heritage building.

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