Man Dies After Inhaling Gas From Geyser At Gurugram Hotel: Police

The man was found unconscious in the “smoke-filled” bathroom, police said. (Representational)

Gurugram:

A man was found dead inside a hotel room here after allegedly inhaling gas from a geyser in the bathroom, police said on Monday.

An FIR has been lodged against the owner and manager of the hotel, they said.

Pankaj Kumar, a native of Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu and working in the Army Medical Corps, said in his complaint said he went on a tour along with his friends to Uttarakhand.

They reached Dehradun on February, 14 and after visiting Mussoorie, Rudraprayag, Sonprayag, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Delhi, they were reached Gurugram on February 19, he told the police.

According to the complaint, Mr Pankaj along with two other friends booked two rooms in a hotel. His friend Satdev went into the bathroom. But when he did not come out even after 25 minutes and did not answer, Mr Pankaj contacted the manager of the hotel.

The door was broken and Satdev was found unconscious in the “smoke-filled” bathroom. He was rushed to a hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, Pankaj said in his complaint.

He alleged that the victim died after inhaling gas.

“This happened due to the negligence of the hotel manager and owner and I want strict action against them,” Mr Pankaj told the police.

The police handed over the body to the family members of the deceased. An FIR has been registered against the hotel owner and manager under sections 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter), 304-A (death due to negligence), 34 (common intension) of IPC at City police station.

“An FIR has been registered and probe is on. Action will be taken as per the law,” said inspector Vedpal, SHO of City police station.

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