Mumbai: 15-year-old boy dies of electrocution in Chembur

A 15-year-old boy reportedly died due to electrocution while swimming in a well in the Chembur area of Mumbai, the police officials said on Saturday, the ANI reported.

The incident took place in the Mahul village of Chembur.

According to the Mumbai Police, the boy was electrocuted due to an illegally installed motor in the well by a nearby hotel to draw out water. This unlawful setup led to the accident, resulting in the death of the young boy, as per the ANI.

A case of culpable homicide has been registered against the owners of the hotel who were identified as Anant Mahulkar, Dayaram Mahulkar, and Hariram Mahulkar.

According to police sources, all three individuals have been arrested and are currently in police custody until June 18.

Further details on the incident are awaited as the investigation continues, the news agency reported on Saturday.

Thane woman dies of electrocution while fetching water from tank

Meanwhile, in an another incident, last month, a 41-year-old Thane woman had died of electrocution while drawing water from a tank in Maharashtra`s Thane district, police said, PTI had earlier reported.

The incident took place at Sabe village in Diva area.

The woman was drawing water from a storage tank of a chawl (row tenements) where she resided and received a severe electric shock and collapsed, an official from Mumbra police station had earlier said, according to the PTI.

Some persons rushed her to a civic hospital in Kalwa where doctors declared her dead, he had said.

The body was sent to a government hospital for postmortem, the police said, adding that a case of accidental death has been registered as of now, the news agency had last month reported.

When contacted, a spokesperson of a private company supplying power to the area claimed there was possibly a fault in the water pump connection that the woman was using, as per the PTI.

Due to scarcity of water, many people have been using pumps to fetch water and they do not follow the safety regulations, the official had earlier said.

(with ANI and PTI inputs)

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