An 18-year-old female construction labourer died after falling mysteriously from 13th floor of Angel Jupiter Society in Indirapuram on Thursday. The girl, Babli, was carrying out interior works of a flat in Tower A of society along with two other labourers.
Babli fell through the shaft of the building and crashed on the ground floor. She immediately died after crashing on the ground floor.
The other labourers working with Babli also included her maternal grandmother, Lakshmi. The third labour was identified as Aarti.
The family members informed that the incident happened at around 12:30 PM just after Babli left her work and stepped out of the flat.
“We were cleaning the floors of the flat when she suddenly went out of the flat. I thought that she went out for some work. Then, I suddenly heard two screams calling Naani Naani. I rushed out but could not find her after looking around. After some time, I was informed from below that a girl has fallen,” said Lakshmi, Babli’s maternal grandmother.
The deceased and her family lived in the shanties located just behind the society.
The family members said that they were involved in construction works as labourers since last seven years and they were trying to clear the debt of Rs 1 lakh which they took for treatment of broken leg of Babli’s mother.
Babli’s fall was first noticed by a lift operator and a security guard who was deployed at the tower.
“We heard a loud thud which came from the shaft and rushed to see. We saw the girl lying and bleeding. We soon informed our seniors,” said Monu Vishwakarma, the security guard posted at the tower.
“I got a call at around 12:30 PM from the tower about a girl who had fallen from the upper floors. I later informed the police and my seniors. The labourers were employed by the builder and they do a variety of construction related works,” said Vishal Singh Rana,” estate manager of the society.
Meanwhile, the police is yet to find a lead in the case. “It is hard to tell what happened and what caused the fall. We have learnt that the floor was empty and only three women were working on the floor,” said Arvind Sharma, in charge of Kanauni police post in Indirapuram.
“Although it looks like a suicide but we are yet to confirm it. The girl’s body has been sent for post-mortem and the report is awaited. The investigation is on,” he added.
Ghaziabad is witnessing a steep rise in the cases of people falling from residential high-rises. Several such cases have been reported from societies in Indirapuram, Govindpuram, Raj Nagar Extension over the last two months. These cases involve children as young as four years old.