Navi Mumbai: Chasing a pigeon, teen falls to death from terrace

The 16-year-old fell off a four-storey building, when he was trying to jump from one building to another

A 16-year-old boy died in Koparkhairane yesterday afternoon, after he accidentally slipped in the gap between two adjacent buildings while jumping from one terrace to another. The deceased, identified as Paritosh Ubale, was trying to catch hold of a pigeon when he fell.

Deceased Paritosh Ubale

“A local boy named Ritu Mohite had domesticated pigeons and my brother used to help him by catching the birds. He always used to jump between buildings and I warned him many times. He never listened to me,” said Umesh Ubale, Paritosh’s brother.

Paritosh’s family in hospital
Paritosh’s family in hospital

Paritosh, who lived with his two elder brothers (Avinash, 22 and Umesh, 19 years) and his mother, fell from the four-storey building at around 12.30 pm. The locals admitted him to Vashi civic hospital. According to the chief medical officer of the hospital, Paritosh died due to major head injury, which resulted in heavy bleeding.

Paritosh died by falling in the gap between these two buildings
Paritosh died by falling in the gap between these two buildings

“We have registered an accidental death case, as he had died on the spot,” said Satish Gaikwad, senior inspector, Koparkhairane police station.

Paritosh’s father Vishwanath works as a colour contractor in Hyderabad but was in Koparkhairane at the time of the incident. “I can’t believe that I have lost my son. Since past one month, he repeatedly asked me to take him to his grandparents but I did not allow. Had I sent him there, he would have been alive today,” said the grieving father.



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