12-year-old injured as wall of toilet complex collapses in Jahangirpuri

No security guard was posted outside the complex to stop people from using the toilets, police said.

New Delhi | Published:March 12, 2015 3:53 am
Sulabh Toilet Rescue workers search through the rubble of a defunct Sulabh toilet complex in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, whose roof collapsed and trapped a 12-year-old boy. (Source: Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

By Rajgopal Singh

A 12-year-old boy was injured after the roof of a Sulabh toilet complex collapsed in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on Wednesday around 8 pm. Police said he was rescued by the disaster management authority and Fire department and admitted to Babu Jagjivan Ram hospital. His condition is stable, police said.

According to police, Rizwan went inside the toilet to relieve himself. Police said the toilet had been defunct and out of order for a long time.

However, no security guard was posted outside the complex to stop people from using the toilets, police said.

As soon as Rizwan went inside, the wall collapsed and he was trapped. Ten fire tenders rushed to the spot soon after the station received a call.

Speaking to Newsline,  Rizwan’s mother, Parveen, said, “He has head and shoulder injuries. However, doctors said he is out of danger. Rizwan told me that he was the only one inside the complex when the wall collapsed. I was informed by hospital authorities about the accident.”
Police have registered a case of negligence against unknown persons in the matter.

AAP MLA Sanjeev Jha said, “The MCD is to be blamed for this incident. I have been telling the MCD to take appropriate action but it never paid my words any heed. Only one child was trapped and he is safe now.”

(The reporter is a student of EXIMS)

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