On Friday morning at RK Engineering works in North Kamalanagar, Kushaiguda a teenager was burnt to death in a fire. It is being suspected that the victim might have been trapped inside the workshop and a short circuit might have triggered on the fire and in addition to this the highly inflammable material Zirconium’s presence in the workshop may have helped th fire to spread very easily.
The dead teenager who was just 15 years old and as per the sources it was determined that he was 15-Years old Srinu who was from the neighbouring state Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari District. He arrived to city in search of job after quitting his education in Seventh class.
Srinu was trapped inside the fire when Srinu, Ramakrishna who was owner and two other women workers were working inside the workshop when a fire broke out at around 10am in the morning.
The Kushaiguda police station investigating officer S. Raghu Babu said that “The fire spread within seconds. Srinu could not come out because of the thick smoke,” Though Ramakrishna workshop owner attempted and tried out to rescue the Teenager Srinu merely he failed to do so. He was rushed to the nearby Hospital where the medical personals declared that he received 50% burns and resulting a police case was registered against him.
Kushaiguda inspector of police D. Pratap said that “There was lots of scrap material in the workshop. Apart from which Zirconium, a metal known to be highly inflammable, was also present. A spark is enough to ignite it. It helped in spreading the fire even more quickly”
A fire tender came to the scene and put out the fire within half-an-hour as the local people alerted the police who reached the spot who all worked out and coordinated well to put off the fire.
Autopsy was conducted on the spot on Srinu’s Body as it was very challenging task to move his dead body to the hospital while Ramakrishna the workshop owner too sustained with some burn sand was rushed to the Gandhi hospital and is being treated over there. Police said a case will be registered against Ramakrishna under section 304A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC and investigated.