In a rather tragic incident that took place on Tuesday morning, a partially decomposed body of a 19-year-old girl was found stuck between two towers of Amrapali Silicon, a residential society located in Noida's Sector 76. Police along with NDRF teams had to struggle for nearly eight hours to rescue the body from the narrow passage.
According to police, the deceased has been identified as Sonamuni, a native of Katihar district in Bihar. Cops said that the woman was working as a domestic help in one of the flats of the mentioned towers.
On Tuesday morning, around 8 am, the residents of the society sensed foul smell emanating nearby the two towers following which they spotted the body which was stuck near the 12th floor between the two towers. The residents without any delay apprised the police about it.
PK Sharma, president of the welfare association said, "Residents of the 12th floor complained of foul smell. They claimed to sense it from the last two-three days but today morning it was unbearable! Immediately, some security guards started searching thinking that some animal has died. Later it was noticed that a body was lying abandoned between the two towers."
After receiving the information, a police team from Sector 49 police station rushed to the spot and they called the fire department to rescue the body from the narrow passage. The rescue operations began using hydraulic cranes were used but to no avail. Police then requested a few residents of the society living on the upper floors of the tower to let them cut the wall of their flat and rescue the body but they denied.
Later, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams from Ghaziabad were called to pursue the rescue operations. The teams somehow managed to convince an elderly man who lives in the building to pull out the body from his balcony. It took nearly one and a half hour for NDRF personnel to rescue the body which was later handed over to the police.
Ajay Kumar Agarwal, Station House Officer (SHO) at Sector 49 police station told City Spidey that more than half of the body was decomposed.
“Prima facie when we saw that body, we could not identify as it had nearly decomposed. The body was then sent for the post-mortem where it was identified to be of a woman. Police launched an investigation and it came to light that the woman had been working as a maid in one of the flats of the building but was missing since 28th of June. Her employer, who had brought her from Bihar to look after the household works, had also lodged a missing complaint with police” said Agarwal.
The officer further said that the family of the deceased has been informed.
“Preliminary investigation showed that the woman was living at her employer’s house for the past one year and had gone to her home in Bihar a month ago. She returned on the 18th of June and was missing a few days since then. As of now, we cannot say if she had fallen into the narrow opening and died but we are probing, looking at all the possible angles into the case. We have informed her family members who are expected to arrive by Wednesday morning. We have not received any complaint into the case but we will question her employer for further details,” added Agarwal.
Meanwhile, the residents alleged laxity in security arrangements of the society.
“The incident is an outcome of sheer negligence shown in the security arrangements as the doors of terrace remained open. It seems that no security personnel ever visited the terrace because we can see liquor bottles lying there. We had made several complaints to the society's management in this regard but no one paid heed to them,” a resident alleged.