The two have been identified as Pawan, who worked in a private publication company, and Vedha, who was an IT employee.

 Two die after falling off second floor of pub in Bengalurus Church StreetPictured right: The window out of which the two fell
news Accident Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:46

Two people died after falling off the second floor of a pub located in Bengaluru’s Church Street on Friday. The two have been identified as Pawan, who works in a private publication company, and Vedha, who worked in an IT firm.

According to the police, the two were walking down a flight of stairs at the pub in an inebriated state on Friday night, when they lost their balance and stumbled onto the window next to the flight of stairs. The window frame, which was made out of sub-standard material, gave way and the two fell out of the window located on the second floor. A video put out by a news channel shows Pawan falling on a portico just below the window and then crashing onto the ground.

While Vedha died on the spot, Pawan was rushed to Bowring Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

A case has been registered at Cubbon Park police station. The police have stated that the window that the two fell out of was made with sub-standard material in order to save costs and thus was not sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the two people.

The owner of the building, the owner of the club and the manager of the pub have been booked by the police under Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code (Causing death by negligence). However, no arrests have been made yet.

The bodies of the two victims have been sent for post mortem. The police have begun an investigation and have questioned the pub staff in connection with the accident.

(This is a developing story)

 

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