ALUVA: In a tragic incident, two inter-state migrant workers died after falling from the ninth floor of an under-construction building here on Monday.
According to the police, Bihar-natives Seltukumar Singh, 20, and Bajarukumar Singh, 21, were laying wooden planks on the staircase of the 15-storey building, when the accident occurred. The hydraulic jack supporting the wooden structure on which they were working slipped, and the entire structure collapsed.
The workers were rushed to a private hospital in the area, where one of them was declared brought dead. Meanwhile, the other worker was shifted to Medical Trust Hospital in Kochi, where he succumbed to injuries later.Youth Held for Growing Ganja
With law enforcement agencies tightening their grip over ganja peddlers, a small-time ganja user from Udayamperoor found a solution by growing it at home.
The police on Monday arrested 19-year-old Sreekanth of Naduvil Parambil House on charges of growing ganja in the compound of his house. According to the Udayamperoor Police, five ganja plants grown around eight cm tall were found on the premises of the house.
“The youth cultivated the ganja plants from the seeds of the ganja he had bought for personal use.
“He decided to grow it when ganja suppliers started charging high price for small quantities, and due to the fear of getting apprehended by the police. In addition to using the home-grown ganja, he was planning to sell it to friends.
“Sreekanth is a daily-wage worker doing plumbing and electrical works in the area,” said the police.
Accused in Drug Case Gets 10-yr RI
The Ernakulam Additional Sessions Court awarded ten years of RI to a person who was arrested with 25 kg of ganja at the Aluva railway station in 2014.The court awarded ten years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of `1 lakh on Mangal Majih, 20, of Odisha.