Man dies as Rapid Metro pole falls on him in Gurgaon

Man dies as Rapid Metro pole falls on him in Gurgaon
Gurgaon An engineer with a private firm died on Saturday after a pole from the elevated section of the Gurgaon's under-construction Rapid Metro line fell on him, police said.

Vikas Kumar, 21, a resident of Delhi's Baljeet Nagar, was going towards DLF Phase-1 from Shankar Chowk in Gurgaon on his motorcycle when an iron pole fell on him near the Cyber City pillar number P48.

Vikas Mukar lost his balance and hit a pillar. He was taken to a private hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have registered a case against the contractor for causing death due to negligence. "We have registered a case under Section 304A of IPC against the contractor," Naresh Yadav, a police investigator, said.

However, a Rapid Metro spokesperson said the victim hit an 11-foot iron pole being carried by labourers on their shoulders.

The Rapid Metro project is India's first private metro project built with the cooperation of the Haryana government.
Story First Published: November 24, 2012 22:23 IST

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