3 Workers, Rickshaw Driver Die After Falling Into Sewer in Delhi, Case Filed

The MTNL workers were trapped in the sewer and the rickshaw driver had fallen while trying to rescue them.

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A day after three private contract workers and a rickshaw driver fell into a sewer line in Delhi's Rohini, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team recovered the four bodies during early hours of Wednesday, 30 March.

Bacchu Singh, Pintu, Suraj Kumar Sahni, who had been conducting wiring work for telecom company MTNL, had fallen and got trapped in the sewer at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar's Main Bawana Road on Tuesday evening.

A 38-year-old rickshaw driver, Satish Ratan Lal, who had attempted to rescue the trapped men, had also fallen into the sewer.

Rescue operations were underway to retrieve the trapped men through the night. The bodies of the men were lying on an iron net on the sewer, above which there were MTNL lines, as per the police.

After shifting bodies to BJRM Hospital, the police filed an FIR under Indian Penal Code Section 304 (causing death due to negligence), as per Superintendent of Police, Badli.

Their postmortem is underway at Babu Jagjivan Ram hospital.

The Samaypur Badli Police Station had received information about the incident at 6:34 pm on Tuesday, following which police officials reached the site of the accident and cordoned off the area.

Meanwhile, a call was also received by the emergency services at 6:25 pm, after which four fire tenders were rushed to the site, as per Delhi Fire Service chief Atul Garg. An ambulance had also reached the site of the accident.

"He (rickshaw puller Satish Ratan Lal) is a poor man with a family, and entering inside a small hole with all darkness and hanging death, it takes a lot to act and save. I am trying to reach out to the family and get some relief for them," DCP Outer North Delhi Brijendra Kumar Yadav indicated.

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