Mumbai: Building collapse in Girgaon kills 8-year-old girl; builder, contractor booked for negligence

The girl admitted to a hospital and succeeded to her injuries after some material from an under-construction building fell on her at Girgaon in South Mumbai on Sunday.

Sherine RajUpdated: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 12:29 AM IST
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Mumbai: A seven-year-old girl was killed by plaster debris falling from an under-construction residential high-rise Shripati Apartment, Shrikant Palekar Marg, Chandanwadi in south Mumbai in the early hours of Monday near Chandanwadi in south Mumbai. The police have booked a case of negligence against the developer.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Control department, the victim Krisha Patel lived with her family on the seventh floor of the 24-storied building whose floor numbers 15 to 24 are under construction. Residents have occupied the floors below level 15.

On Sunday around 8 pm, a portion of plaster from the top floor of the building fell on the girl, injuring her grievously. She was rushed to the Reliance hospital and was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) till late at night. She succumbed to her injuries around 1.30 am on Monday, the doctors informed.

A case has been registered at the VP road police station, the building developer identified as developer Rajendra Chaturvedi and the site supervisor Raghav Parmar have been booked for negligence.
The police and fire brigade have cordoned off the building premises and surrounding as a precaution.

VP Road police are probing the incident, he said. 

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