A 16-year-old girl died while playing hide-and-seek in a lift in Mumbai's Mankhurd. The incident took place on Friday evening when Reshma Kharavi visited her grandmother's place. It was her turn to find her friends who were hiding nearby as part of the game.
In a bid to find them, she put her head into the window-like opening in the elevator of the housing society where her grandmother lived and that's when the tragedy struck. The lift descended and hit her head, leading to her death.
He said that the housing society should have covered the opening with glass to avoid tragedies like this.
The family members approached the police and they registered a first information report (FIR). Senior police inspector at Mankhurd police station, Mahadev Kamble, said that they have arrested the housing society's chairman and secretary in connection with the case.
Reshma's family lives in nearby Sathe Nagar. Her grandmother lives on the fifth floor of the housing society in Mankhurd. They visited the grandmother for Diwali.
In the past few weeks, many incidents about mishaps connected to lift have been reported from many cities across the country and world. On October 26, a 44-year-old man died and his son got injured after a lift of a building fell down in southeast Delhi's Jaitpur area.
The police later found out that the lift was damaged and said that the accident occurred due to a sudden fault in machinery.