Mumbai: 14-year-old dies after getting electrocuted during football game

Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 12:01 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

A 14-year-old boy from a posh housing society in Andheri, died after getting eletrocuted while playing football with his friends. An accidental death report has been registered by the MIDC police

A 14-year-old boy from a posh housing society in Andheri, died after getting electrocuted while playing football with his friends. An accidental death report has been registered by the MIDC police. The incident took place on Monday evening around 6 pm in a ground near Marol Hill View society. The police are probing if anybody's negligence led to the boy's death.

Mumbai: 14-year-old dies after getting electrocuted during football game
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According to Hindustan Times, police say the deceased went to play football at a ground near Marol Hill View, which is maintained by the housing society, whose members have helped set up lights there. He slipped while playing due to the ground being wet and tried to balance himself by holding on a nearby grill after which he got electrocuted.

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One of his friends managed to free him from the grill with the aid of a wooden stick and he was rushed to Seven Hills hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

MIDC Police sources have revealed that they have written to the firm that supplies electricity to the society in order to obtain a reason behind the power leak. They even plan to interrogate the housing society's members.

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Following the incidents several experts have asked the police to file a case of negligence against the power supplier.

A society member has stated that it was an unfortunate incident and that even the boy's parents believe it's an accident and hence no one should ideally be held responsible for the matter.


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