4 workers lost their lives after being trapped under a collapsed boundary wall in Jal Vayu Vihar society, a group housing society in sector-21. About 12 labourers were cleaning the drains along the boundary wall of the society when the wall suddenly collapsed. As gathered, the contractor of the building is on the run since the tragic incident on September 20, 2022.
As gathered, an investigation has been launched against the contractor. As per certain reports, workers had warned the contractor about the weak wall, but he neglected them and asked them to work. The ADCP, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ashutosh Dwivedi says, "Four teams have been deployed to catch hold of the contractor. The subcontractor has been caught by the police."
ADCP also informed that among eight injured workers, seven have been discharged except one who is still admitted to the district hospital.
The two contractors responsible are charged under the IPC Sections 304 which is death due to negligence, IPC 337 injury due to negligence and IPC 338 grievous hurt due to negligence and provisions of the Child Labour, Prohibition and Regulation act.