Nagpur: The blistering heat is taking its toll on the citizens. Six persons, including a sportsman, have died in the past two days in the city due to sizzling heat. Though, the police have registered cases of accidental deaths, cops believe that intense heat may have caused these deaths.
A youth was found dead in front of gate no. 1 of Kalamna market on Saturday afternoon. Identified as Rajesh Sakharam Verma (32), the deceased was a resident of Minimata Nagar. Initially, people believed that Rajesh might be sleeping in the shade of the wall. However, as there was no movement in his body, the nearby shopkeepers informed the cops.
Soon, cops from Kalamna police station reached the spot and conducted an inquest panchanama. The relatives of Rajesh were informed about his death. Based on a complaint of Rajesh’s father Sakharam Verma (58), Kalamna police have registered a case of accidental death in this connection. Police said that Rajesh might have died due to extreme heat. Further investigations are under way.
A middle-aged man too died due to intense heat, said police. Identified as Pappu alias Tilakchand Surajmal Bisen (40), the deceased was a native of Madhya Pradesh. His body was found in Jaripatka area. Likewise, another middle-aged man was found dead at Subhash marg in Ganeshpeth area on Friday night. The deceased was in the age group of 45 to 50 years, said police.
Similarly, a corpse of a 40-year-old man was found near Bank of India building at Jhansi Rani square, Sitabuldi. A body of another man was found in front of Chandak Dental Hospital at 10.30 am on Saturday in Lakadganj area. The deceased is yet to be identified. Cops suspect that all of them might have died due to sweltering heat.
A youth collapsed while playing cricket on the playground at 6 pm in Jaripatka area. He was rushed to Mayo Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. Identified as Adityasingh Sayajisingh (24), the deceased was a resident of Dixit Nagar. Police believe that Adityasingh might have died due to scorching heat. Further investigations are on.