1 hurt in college annual fest

An annual function at Delhi University’s Deshbandhu College took a tragic turn after a huge light and speaker stand came crashing down on the stage, injuring at least one student.

The Tuesday mishap took place when at least 10 students were on stage during a fashion show event.

One of the students suffered serious injuries on face and knee after the giant stand fell on him. He is a student of BCom in Sri Aurobindo College. Some other students from his college had a narrow escape.

The student was rushed to Fortis Hospital, principal Ajay K Arora told Deccan Herald.
“Luckily, nothing serious has happened to the student. He will go through a small medical procedure tomorrow,” he said.

The freak accident, which was caught on camera, shows a huge metal stand coming down heavily on the victim, when he was walking the ramp.

The southeast Delhi college had outsourced work to an event management company. Following the incident, an FIR was lodged at the local Kalkaji Police Station for “causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others”.

Police on Wednesday told DH that it is pursuing the case.
“We were waiting for the fest to get over today. No one has been arrested so far,” a police officer said.

The college however, refused to comment on the alleged negligence by the event management firm. “It will not be appropriate to comment on the incident since the case is now with the police,” Arora said.

According to him, the victim is yet to give his statement to police.
Dozens of college annual fests are lined-up this February. According to the university officials, most of the DU colleges rope in with the help of event management companies to organise their fest.

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