Duo having friendly banter fall off roof, die in India

New Delhi - The friends were on a lunch break when the incident happened.

By Web Report

Published: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11:25 AM

Last updated: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11:56 AM

In a strange case that took place in New Delhi, two friends who were having a casual chat while having lunch on the roof of a factory they were working in, fell to their death on Sunday.

The incident took place in Delhi’s Geeta Colony, where the readymade garments factory is situated. The two were reportedly cracking jokes and tickling each other when they lost their balance and fell down. They were rushed to the hospital immediately — but could not be saved.

According the the police, the duo — who lived with their families in Zafarabad area — were neighbours. The roof did not have any safety railing or fencing, said the police.

Police said that both Shafiq and Shakeel used to work in the readymade garments factory of a businessman named Mukesh Dua. The roof of the factory has a door only for the stairs and there is no boundary wall.The police have registered a case and started an investigation.

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