30-year-old died after slab of under-construction building fell; Builder Absconding

An FIR has been registered against the developer and contractor of the building under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC), further investigation is underway, senior inspector Dhananjay Ligade of Malad police station said.

30-year-old died after slab of under-construction building fell; Builder Absconding
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According to latest reports, a 30-year-old man died on the spot after a slab from an under-construction residential building fell on him in Mumbai’s Malad area on Thursday, May 19.

The incident occurred at Zakaria road in Malad (west) in the afternoon, when the victim, Raj Kumar Soni, stepped out to answer nature’s call and a slab from the building fell on him, an official said.

Malad police officials has stated that builder has been absconding, while some workers have been detained. Moreover, further investigation underway, they added.

Soni was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival, he said, adding that the deceased was employed at a jewellery store located in the building.

An FIR has been registered against the developer and contractor of the building under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC), further investigation is underway, senior inspector Dhananjay Ligade of Malad police station said.

In another heart-wrenching incident came to light when a security guard kidnapped three -and-a-half-year-old boy of supervisor of the construction site in Malad and demanded a ransom of INR 50,000.

Malad police, which solved the case, said that the accused has been arrested and they managed to nab him within 17 hours. The accused allegedly committed the crime to arrange for money for his wedding, official added.

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