INDIA. Mumbai: While the “Har Ghar Tiranga” (a tricolour flag in every household) campaign is being implemented with jubilation across the country to celebrate the completion of 75 years of Indian Independence, in an unfortunate incident a 65-year-old senior citizen lost his life while hosting a flag at his residence in Jawhar in Palghar district of Maharashtra on Friday night.
The victim Laxman Bhau Shinde was hoisting a flag from the rooftop of his house in Nandgaon Rajewadi when the rooftop tile broke away and he fell to the ground. He suffered grievous injuries to his chest. He was shifted to the district hospital in Nashik after being given initial medication at the cottage hospital in Jawhar. However, he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. He is survived by 5 family members, including his wife.
Police Inspector Appasaheb Lengare of Jawhar Police station said that the Accidental Death Register (ADR) is being registered since it was an accidental death and there was no foul play in the unfortunate incident.
Eknath Daroda, President of the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (Jawhar) said that the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign is being implemented in the taluka with enthusiasm. However, the fact remains that the taluka is devoid of basic amenities and the patients are required to be shifted to the far-off Nashik, whenever any patient requires urgent medicare.
The Government should initiate steps to ensure basic amenities like clean and potable water, ambulances to shift the patients, jobs for local youth, etc; in the area. As of now, the taluka remains primitive in many aspects.
Shinde who was serving with Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) in Mumbai retired five years back and was settled in Jawhar for the last few years.
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