Crestfallen father narrates horror of son falling into shaft at Jaypee Wish Town

Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Jul 31, 2018

The father, Yashpal Beniwal, would have no idea what the future holds for his family when he spent his hard-earned money to buy a flat at Jaypee Wish Town Klassic in Noida. As per his own admission, he bought the flat to give right kind of environment to his son.

But, all his dreams died when he found that his 8-year-old son, Aarav Beniwal, struggling for his life after falling into shaft while playing within the society.

He had dreamt of giving his son better amenities like playgrounds, parks and clubs. He would have no idea that the facilities that he had wished for will turn out to be a nightmare. The boy fell into shaft while playing football in the playground area.

The crestfallen father explained, “My son was not alone while playing. He was with her mother. But, the helpless mother could not do anything when the boy fell. Aarav fell on the lattice which broke suddenly taking the child along with it.”

Aarav is now fighting for his life at the Jaypee Hospital. He has been put on a ventilator and his condition is very critical. He suffered many fractures all throughout his body.

Aarav’s father said that he has only one son and he is an apple of his eyes. He said, “What should I say now, a father never wants to see his son in this kind of condition.”

“Four to five surgeries have been conducted on his body by the doctors. There were surgeries done on his head and hands. The surgery was started at 10.30 in the night and ended at 6 in the morning,” Beniwal added.

“When I came to know about the incident through the security guard, I rushed to the spot immediately. Through the water pipe, I went inside but I could not take out my son. He was rescued after fire department and police reached the spot,” he added.

Father also said that the rescue operation was conducted for more than one hour because the shaft’s breadth is not more than 3ft. He explained that the lack of space was the main hurdle in rescuing the child.

“This is the builder’s fault. My son is in critical condition because the builder used bad quality of material,” he added.

A doctor in Jaypee hospital said that the boy is still in critical condition. He said, “We are doing everything which in our capacity. We will keep the child under observation in next 24 hours. Then, we will speak more about his injuries. His head injuries are very serious.”

The residents pointed out the architectural mistake in the shaft. They said, “The shaft was closed till basement and there was no way to access the boy. The shafts at some of the towers in the society have a way to access it whereas it was not available in the shaft where the boy fell.”

The police have registered an FIR against Manoj Gaur, managing director of Jayprakash Associates, and two members of facility management group, Ajit Sharma and Ravindra Badhesra.

They have been booked under IPC Sections 288 (negligent conduct with respect to pulling down or repairing buildings), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).

TAGS: Eight-year-old boy / Noida / Ventilation shaft / Jaypee Wishtown Klassic / Sector 134 / Aarav / Noida boy / balcony fall / Yashpal Beniwal / Jaypee Associates / Hansraj Bhadauria / Station Officer Sector 135