In a shocking incident, a 45-year-old man was buried alive after he fell into a pothole at an under-construction road in Madhya Pradesh, following which construction workers accidently filled the crater with molten bituminous material and ran a road roller over it to level the stretch.
The incident which occurred in the state's Katni district on Friday night and came to light after local residents saw the man's arm sticking out from the road, a report in the Times of India adds.
Angry villagers reportedly blocked traffic after the body was sent for autopsy, until the police brought the situation under control.
The man was identified as Latori Barman, resident of Khadra village. He was also suspected to be inebriated when he fell into the pothole.
The district collector has assured Barman's kin that a compensation of Rs 50,000 would be given. The driver of the dumper and a labourer who filled the pothole have been arrested.
Shocking apathy coming out of Katni (MP), man accidentally buried alive when he slipped into pothole. pic.twitter.com/sno2P7jaf1â€” ANI (@ANI_news) September 21, 2015
Driver of the dumper and a laborer who had filled the pothole without noticing the man were arrested & booked. pic.twitter.com/9iNxwvHtwkâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) September 21, 2015