Updated February 29th, 2024 at 23:04 IST

Thane: Contracting Firm Booked After Child Falls into Highway Construction Pit

As per a local resident, the site where the girl child fell into a highway construction pit in Thane allegedly did not have barricades around it.

Reported by: Digital Desk
A three year old girl died after falling into a highway construction pit in Thane. | Image:PTI/ Representative
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Thane: A three-year-old girl died on Thursday after she fell into a pit dug for constructing a highway in Thane district. The girl, hailing from the Mira Bhayander area, was accompanying her parents to attend a religious function in Kalyan's Balyani. According to a Titwala police station official, the girl, Rahmunissa Riyaz Shaikh, was reportedly playing in the vicinity of a water-filled pit in the Titwala section of the under-construction Vadodara-JNPT highway.

At some point, she fell into the pit and her body was only discovered when someone from her family mounted a search after she was found to be missing. 

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"A case has been registered against the contractor firm in charge of the construction at the site," the Titwala police station official informed.

A resident said the site did not have barricades, while former corporator Mayur Patil claimed the contractor's negligence was evident in the incident.

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With inputs from PTI. 

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Published February 29th, 2024 at 23:03 IST