Only a week after a 4-year-old girl lost her life after accidentally falling off the balcony of an Indirapuram high rise, a 14-year-old girl was critically injured after mysteriously falling off the balcony of a sixth-floor flat of Shipra Krishna Vista in Ghaziabad township last night.
According to the police, the incident took place at around 1 am last night. The incident first came to the notice of a security guard posted at the tower. The guard heard a loud thud and ran to the spot; he also alerted the residents of the first floor of the tower.
Agrima Sharma, the victim, lived in the society with her parents and a younger brother.
“All the family members were at home. According to what her father told me, Agrima was studying in her room before the incident. Around ten minutes before the incident, her father had come to say goodnight to her, and asked her to go to sleep, as it was getting late. He then went back to his room. A little while later, he received a call from the security guard of the tower! He had also alerted the first-floor residents, who rushed her to the nearby Shanti Gopal Hospital,” confirmed Mohit Mittal, AOA general secretary.
Agrima had to be shifted to Max Hospital, Vaishali, due to her critical condition. “Doctors at Shanti Gopal said that the patient’s condition was critical and she needed to be immediately shifted to a super-speciality hospital. We later shifted her to Max Hospital, Vaishali. Doctors told us that her condition was critical,” Mittal further said.
Other residents of the society who knew Agrima said that she was a bright student who not only excelled in studies, but sports too. “She excelled in chess in her school and had also received several awards,” a resident said.
Officials of Indirapuram police station confirmed that the condition of the child was critical. “According to her parents, she was studying before she fell from the balcony. We are investigating the matter,” said Samar Bahadur Singh, in charge of Niti Khand police post.