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Death of a 14 year old boy by an Air Compressor in Punjab

By Harveer Chawla : 12 May 2017

Death by Air Compressors and Compressed Air

A 14 year old boy died under mysterious circumstances in a workshop in Dugri area on Thursday morning. The deceased has been identified as Avinash Kumar aka Aman. Mother of deceased alleged that coworkers at factory have killed the victim by pumping air with an air compressor machine. The young boy suffered a heart failure and was rushed to hospital where his heart beat was recovered but few minutes later was declared dead.


Malti Gupta, mother of deceased said that his son used to work at a workshop. The coworkers at factory killed Aman over some dispute. She said that Aman was punctual and would work with dedication. She alleges that colleagues pumped air in Aman's body with a compressor due to which he died. The workers at factory informed about the health of victim and he was rushed to the nearest hospital.


On being informed the Dugri Police arrived at the site and initiated investigation. The Police have sent body at civil hospital for post mortem. Rupinder Kaur Bhatti, ACP Atam Nagar, said that they had got information in morning itself and initiated investigation. They have recorded statement of workers of factory but some workers were not available.


After the post mortem report and investigation, appropriate action will be taken


We at CompressorWale had reported a similar incident in 2016 where a boy in Bangladesh was killed in a similar manner. Click here to Read More on this.

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