Woman who fell off building after leaning on unscrewed grill dies in TVM
Pothencode (Thiruvananthapuram): In a tragic incident, a woman died as she leaned against a grill that was kept unscrewed and fell down from a height of 17 feet here. The deceased is identified as T Bindu (44), wife of Santhosh Kumar from Pathippallikkonam.
Bindu was running a stitching shop 'Fabulous Stitching Centre' in the first floor of the building near Pothencode junction. The incident took place on Wednesday at 2.30 pm. After having lunch, Bindu stepped out of the shop to wash hands. Without knowing that the grill was unscrewed, she leaned against it and fell down from the first floor.
A new branch of Koliyakode Consumerfed was opened near Bindu's stitching shop. In order to deliver goods to the Consumerfed, the grill of the first floor was unscrewed on Wednesday morning. But the grill was not removed and was kept in the same place.
As Bindu was not aware of this, she leaned against the grill while washing hands and happened to fall down. Though the locals rushed her to a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, her life could not be saved. The body is kept at the mortuary of medical college hospital.
Pothencode police said that the mishap occurred as the grill was not replaced after goods delivery. They have charged a case for non-culpable homicide. After the woman's death, the Consumerfed authorities arrived at the place and fixed the grill.