In an incidence of negligence, a local court in Noida has ordered registration of FIR against the person for allegedly causing the death of his friend.
The order to file the FIR against the accused after a year of the death of Shikhar Srivastava, the man who fell from a fourth floor flat in Noida.
The deceased man was an engineer by profession fell from the balcony of the building when he was partying with his friend Pushpendra on May 25, 2018. The man was a resident of Gurgaon and was working with a company that manufactured water purifiers.
The police had earlier closed the case terming it an accidental death but as per the report in a national daily after the deceased man’s uncle approached the court with a petition seeking criminal inquiry, a case was ordered against Pushpendra.
“I was informed by Pushpendra the same night, around 3.30am that Shikhar has been admitted to a hospital in Shahdara. I immediately went there but couldn’t talk to my nephew as he had succumbed to his injuries,” the report quoted man’s uncle from a complaint he wrote to police.
The uncle of the victim also alleged that only Pushpendra and Shikhar were in the flat when the incident happened.
“Pushpendra had said only he and Shikhar were in the house. They had a few drinks and after dinner both went to sleep. He got to know about the incident from a policeman who knocked on his door with the news that Shikhar was injured,” the report further quoted man’s uncle Anand as saying.
Anand said his family was deeply affected by his nephew’s death and they suspect something not well in the matter. He said Srivastava had multiple fractures whose cause needed to be investigated by police.
“Pushpendra had been booked on court orders under Section 304A (causing death due to negligence) of the IPC. The case seems to be of an accident. However, an investigation will be carried out in order to ascertain the role of the accused,” said Rajesh Kumar Jha, the SHO of Sector 39 police station where the case was filed against the accused.