A 25-year-old call centre employee was severely injured after falling off a giant wheel at the International Robotic Birds World Exhibition on Outer Ring Road in Marathahalli on September 1. Mohammad Farhan Ansari, who lives in Hongasandra, sustained severe head injuries and is in the Intensive Care Unit of St. John’s Hospital.
The HAL police, based on a complaint lodged by Farhan’s brother Mohammad Imran Ansari, have registered a case and booked the exhibition owner, the manager, the owner of the giant wheel and its operator under Sections 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC.
“We have registered a case and have picked up four men whom we found culpable of negligence. We are investigating how the victim fell off the giant wheel,” said a senior police officer.
The family has alleged that the giant wheel did not have any safety measures and that Farhan’s injury was because of negligence on the part of the operator.
The accused, however, said that the young man was taking a selfie while the wheel was in motion, and ignored the operator’s warnings.
“In their statement, they said that the operator had slowed down the giant wheel, and when it came to a halt, Farhan fell on the metal platform,” said the police.