A man has been charged with culpable homicide after a 16-year-old worker at a factory site in Kadi taluk in Gujarat’s Mehsana died after he allegedly inserted an air compressor pipe into the boy’s rectum ‘in fun.’
The incident happened on Thursday at Alok Industries’ premises in Kadi taluk, according to the police. As per police, the victim, who resides on the Chhatral-Kadi highway and a native of Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, allegedly lost consciousness after the air compressor pipe was inserted in his rectum. He later died at a hospital, they added.
The police reported that the child passed away as a result of internal injuries brought on by the sudden airburst in his cavity. A police officer at Kadi Town Police Station stated, “The accused, Kuldeep Vijaybhai, was booked and arrested for culpable homicide on Thursday.”
The victim has worked as a woodworker at Alok Industries for the past two months, according to the police. “At around 12:30 p.m., I asked the workers to leave for a lunch break while we were working on woodwork inside the factory. The workers were using air compressor machines to remove scattered wood material from their clothing before taking a break. I then witnessed the accused Kuldeep and the victim boy making jokes about one another. I told them to stop doing that and join us for lunch,” said Trilochan Gautam, a contractor at Alok Industries, in his police report.
“A short while later, Kuldeep rushed to tell us that the victim had become unconscious. The victim then made a playful attempt to insert the compressor pipe into Kuldeep’s rectum as they were using it to clean wood dust from their clothes. Kuldeep continued by claiming that he too had placed the pipe in the victim’s rectum, causing him to lose consciousness. When we brought the victim to Bhagyoday Hospital in Kadi Town, the medical staff declared him dead,” Gautam added.