Lahore: Labourers’ electrocution Factory, crane owners among 5 booked
LAHORE: Nishtar Colony police registered two cases against five people, including the owners of a factory and a crane, on Saturday after six labourers were electrocuted and three others suffered critical burns during unloading the machinery at a factory in Shadab Colony on Friday.
However, police did not make arrests till Saturday night.
Razzaque, Ijaz, Zulfikar, Asif, Usman and Sabir suffered fatal electric shocks after a high voltage wire touched a heavy crane at Volta Factory.
Three others identified as Tariq, Shoaib and Allah Rakha, who also suffered burns, are now stated to be stable.
A police investigator told Dawn that partial investigation revealed that the factory owner and crane driver showed negligence during the lifting of machine.
He said the crane driver must have adopted precautionary measures while unloading the machinery.
He said a case under Section 322 (punishment for qatlbis-sabab) of the PPC was registered against factory owner Ghufran Ahmad, his son Munir Bashir, factory’s godown in-charge Abdul Rehman, crane owner Abdul Hafeez and crane driver Javed.
He said another case was got registered by the respective Lesco SDO for damage to the tension wire.
The investigator said the probe was under way to ascertain certain things with no arrests so far.
He said the families took the bodies of four victims to their native areas while two others belonged to Lahore.