Lift-Gate Malfunction Kills Retired Engineer, Gate Opened But Lift Didn’t Come


Ghaziabad : A heartbreaking incident has surfaced from Ghaziabad, adjoining the capital Delhi. In Moti Residency Colony here, a 76-year-old retired executive engineer died due to a malfunction in the lift on Thursday evening. According to eyewitnesses, the lift gate was opened but the lift did not come due to which the elderly fell from the third floor directly on the ground floor pit. After the incident, the people of the colony created a ruckus and accused the builder of negligence. The deceased’s son has complained against the builder.

Moti Residency Colony near village Morta on Morta Shahpur Marg has 13 floors. In which Kedarnath Gaur, a former executive engineer from the Electricity Corporation, originally resident of Azamgarh, lived on the third floor with his son Rajesh Gaur, daughter-in-law Geeta, grandson Aditya and granddaughter. It is being told that Kedarnath Gaur used to go for a walk in the park with his grandson and granddaughter around 5 pm every day. On Thursday, her granddaughter went first and his grandson refused to go.

Kedarnath Gaur had left the house to go to the park around 5.15 pm. When he pressed the elevator button on the third floor, the gate opened. But the lift got stuck due to a technical fault. The elderly did not find the lift coming. As soon as he stepped forward when the gate opened, he fell straight down into the chamber. When he did not return home till late evening, a search for him was started. Someone said that he was seen standing near the lift at around 5 in the evening. After this, the people of the colony started searching for him in the pit of the ground floor of the lift. Breaking the elevator door, Gaur was taken out of the pit and taken to the nearby Vardaan hospital, where he was declared dead.

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