Man dies as Rapid Metro pole falls on him in Gurgaon

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 15:40 hrs

Gurgaon, Nov 24 (IANS) An engineer with a private firm died Saturday after a pole from the elevated section of the Gurgaon's under−construction Rapid Metro line fell on him, police said.

Vikas Kumar, 21, a resident of Delhi's Baljeet Nagar, was going towards DLF Phase−1 from Shankar Chowk here on his motorcycle when an iron pole fell on him near the Cyber City pillar number P48.

Vikas Mukar lost his balance and hit a pillar. He was taken to a private hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have registered a case against the contractor for causing death due to negligence. "We have registered a case under Section 304A of IPC against the contractor," Naresh Yadav, a police investigator, said.

However, a Rapid Metro spokesperson said the victim hit an 11−foot iron pole being carried by labourers on their shoulders.

The Rapid Metro project is India's first private metro project built with the cooperation of the Haryana government.

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