In an unfortunate turn of events, a three-storey under construction apartment building, came crashing down on Sunday in Whitefield.
At 7 am, eight men were laying concrete on the first floor of the apartment building owned by DivyaShri Builders, when the mishap occured.
The construction site is located in Kundalahalli area, close to the DivyaShri Technopark.
"After the building collapsed, initially, five people were pulled out of the debris and taken to the hospital. They sustained minor injuries and were discharged after being treated. Later three more were rescued and taken to the hospital. They have sustained grievous injuries and are still undergoing treatment," said Inspector Ravi, Whitefield police station.
A case has been registered under sections 337 and 338 (criminal negligence) of the IPC against the builder., Ravi added.
He said that a civil engineer was examining the site to ascertain the case for the building collapse.
"An investigation is underway and based on the enquiry report, we will take further action," Ravi added.