Construction supervisor found dead in lift shaft

Victim was working on 3rd floor of a building on Jain Hospital premises
Last Updated 17 June 2014, 20:11 IST

Shaji John, 45, a construction supervisor with Nalladi Engineering Constructions (NEC), was found dead inside a lift shaft at an under-construction building on the Mahaveer Jain Hospital premises in Vasanthnagar on Tuesday. 

A resident of Kudlu, he hailed from Kerala and was staying with his wife and two daughters aged 12 and four years, the police said.

The hospital management had taken up the project as part of the extension of a block and awarded the work to NEC. Shaji was seen working on the third floor till late Monday evening. His family members contacted his office when he did not return even after late night.

The office boys began searching for him, and after an hour, found him lying dead in the shaft in the building’s basement, the police said.

The police rushed to the spot and took the body to Bowring Hospital.

Ruling out foul play, the police suspect that the death might have occurred after he accidentally fell down, as there were big gaps between each floor. The lift was yet to be installed, the police said, adding that a case of negligence was registered against the firm executing the project.

Woman murdered

Shruthi, 25, native of Kolar, was found murdered at her home in Mico Layout police limits on Tuesday.

A resident of Bharathi Layout in Sadduguntepalya, she was married to Chowdareddy and had a daughter. After parting ways with him, she remarried and had left her six-year-old daughter. 

She was living with her parents, the police said. She was employed in the housekeeping department of a garment  factory.

Neighbours alerted the police after a foul smell emanated from her house. The assailants had murdered her by slitting her throat. 

The police suspect the involvement of people known to her.

Engineer killed in accident

Deepak Jaiswal, 24, a networking engineering at a private firm at Bellandur, was killed in a road accident in the Old Airport traffic police limits early on Tuesday morning.

A native of Madhya Pradesh, he was staying in Marathahalli, the police said.

The accident occurred around 3.30 am when he was returning home on his two-wheeler. 

He lost balance and fell down at the Kadubeesanahalli underpass on the outer ring road. 

The vehicle’s mirror pierced through his chest, causing deep internal injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, the police said. 

The body was shifted to the Bowring Hospital for post- mortem.

(Published 17 June 2014, 20:11 IST)

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