55-yr-old Mayur Vihar bizman dies after falling into open sewer
A 55-year-old businessman who was on a evening walk at DDA's district park died after he fell in an open PWD pit in Mayur Vihar phase 3 on Sunday.
He was immediately rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. The deceased' son is an officer in the British Army and another works in Air Cargo at Heathrow Airport in London.
According to the neighbours, Anil Kumar Aggrawal went for an evening stroll at around 4:40 pm when it started raining heavily on Sunday. He stood there for some time waiting for the rain to stop. However, after some time when the downpour stopped, he resumed walking back home. It is said that the sewer overflowed with rain water making it difficult for Aggrawal to judge the open lids in the sewer lane. Anil was having a business of car accessories in Mayur Vihar in east Delhi.
"Its almost 10 feet deep. The sewer is open at various points. Despite several complaints in writing, the PWD has failed to take any corrective measure and cover the lids." said Ratnesh Pathak, friend of the deceased who lives in the same locality.
Soon after the incident, the locals in the park rushed him to a private hospital. They allege that the private nursing home did not treat him and instead asked the neighbours and friends to take him to a different hospital. Anil was then rushed to another hospital where he was declared brought dead.
"Had the nursing home treated him on time his life would have been saved. This was inhuman. Why did the PWD leave the sewer open ?" the inconsolable wife of the deceased.
The residents of DDA flats where Agrawal stayed in Mayur Vihar protested against the PWD for their ineffeciency in taking timely note of the situation.
"We have given written complain to the local MLA, Councillor and the PWD department but noone bothered. It is only after the death that the some men came and covered a portion of the open sewer," said a neighbour.
The body has been sent for the post mortem at Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital.
"We have started the inquest proceedings and after the post mortem report we will add sections to the FIR. We have received a complain against the PWD," said DCP East Ombir Singh.