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Contractors mislead police on worker’s death in Bengaluru, nabbed nine months later

On August 22, 2016, a road accident case involving the death of a labourer was reported in Electronics City.

Published: 07th June 2017 05:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2017 05:12 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: On August 22, 2016, a road accident case involving the death of a labourer was reported in Electronics City. For the past nine months, police were groping in the dark to track the killer vehicle. However, the case took an interesting turn after a crime review meet held last month.

The building from where the
labourer fell to death in 2016

Some senior cops smelt foul play and doubted the veracity of the complaint. On connecting the dots and investigating further, they found that the labourer Milton Halder(18) did not die in a road accident. Rather, he had a fatal fall from an under-construction building.

Ten months after, two building contractors have been arrested for filing a false road accident case to hush up the cause of the death of a labourer. The accused have been identified as Mohammed Habib and Kondareddy.

The police said in order to save themselves from lawful compensation and prosecution, the incident was hushed up by the building constructors Mohammed Habib and Kondareddy, the building owner Samiulla and the complainant construction worker Bishwajit Das.

“The accused have been booked for causing death by negligence, destruction of evidence and cooking up a false road accident story. The case has been transferred to Begur law and order police station for further investigations,” said police sources.

In 2016, Bishwajit Das had filed a complaint that  his co-worker Milton Halder (18) met with an accident while crossing the road near A K Colony and died.

But after the angle of investigation changed last month, it came to light that he was engaged in construction works and died of falling from the building. He was not wearing any safety gear, not even harness at the time of incident.

TWISTS AND TURNS

August 22, 2016

Road accident involving the death of a labourer reported in Electronics City. Bishwajit Das files a complaint with police that one of his colleagues, Milton Halder (18), met with an accident near A K Colony

Traffic police begin probe, visit accident site and record statements of witnesses
Efforts begin to trace the unknown killer vehicle

May 2017

Senior cops smell foul play and doubt the veracity of the complaint

Angle of investigation changes
Police put informers on job and question Das in several ways
When confronted with evidence, he confesses that labourer Milton did not die in a road accident
June 6, 2017
Two contractors questioned, nabbed



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