A car crashes into a vada pav stall and the vessel containing oil gets toppled and falls on the victim
Mumbai : In a bizarre incident, a 25-year-old youth died of severe burn injuries when a vessel containing boiling oil fell on him as he was having vada pav at Khar (E) recently.
Police sources said that the victim, Sandeep Yadav (25) was working at a cable operator’s office and often used to come to the Swami Samarth Vada Pav Centre at Siddharth Nagar to have some snacks. On the day of the incident, Yadav came to the stand and had just started eating the snacks when a Maruti car crashed into the stall.
“The driver of the car lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into the stall where the vadas were being fried in boiling oil,” said an officer from Nirmal Nagar police station. The impact resulted in the vessel containing the oil getting toppled and the boiling liquid fell on Yadav, who suffered severe burn injuries.
The bystanders immediately rushed him to Kasturbha Hospital where he was admitted for treatment and kept in the burns ward, said his brother Rajendra Prasad. “Though he was conscious initially he could not talk much and only answered in monosyllables when we asked him any question,” he said. The brother said that he was in severe pain even during his treatment and they used to often ask him about his condition. He had swelling and pain all over his body and they used to keep asking him if he needed anything, he added.
However, his condition started to deteriorate after some time and he was shifted to Masina Hospital at Byculla, sources said. He died while undergoing treatment and a medical examination revealed that he had died of `hot and scalding burns on the body, with viscera preserved for accessory examination’, said a source.
A police officer said that they have already registered a case under sections 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code and are conducting further inquiries in the matter.