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Boy falls from second floor

The Marathahalli police have registered a case of negligence against the owner of a shop after a 16-year-old boy fell from the second floor of a commercial building onto a high tension pole below. The incident took place on January 21, but the parents lodged a police complaint on Saturday.

The victim, Ritvik Wuyyuru, is a class 12 student. He had accompanied his mother to the shop to get some study notes photocopied. The shop is on the second floor of JVK Complex near Marathahalli bridge. As there was no retention wall outside the shop, Ritvik, while walking on the parapet, lost his balance and fell on a high tension pole before landing on the ground. The police estimate he fell 12 feet.

He sustained burn injuries on his hands as well as multiple fractures, and is being treated at a local hospital. The owner, Kamaraj, had not put up a retention wall in front of the shop which led to the accident, the boy’s mother said in her complaint.

The police have taken up a case against Kamaraj, who has been charged under Section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).

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