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Palghar: 35-year-old deputy sarpanch jumps from second floor over false alarm, dies

12:53 AM Sep 17, 2021 | Agencies

A 35-year-old deputy sarpanch of a village jumped to death from the second floor of a building when a false alarm was raised about the police in Palghar district, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday when a group of villagers from Kasa had gathered to play cards in a building next to a Ganpati pandal, additional superintendent of police Prakash Gaikwad said.

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Around 3 am, the watchman of the building raised an alarm that the police were on their way, and in panic, several of them jumped off the second floor, the official said.

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Deputy sarpanch Raju Jagdev sustained severe wounds in his attempt to flee and subsequently died, while others who were injured are undergoing treatment at a hospital, he said.

A case of accidental death has been registered by the Kasa police, the official said.

This was a case of false alarm, as the watchman mistook two persons approaching the building for policemen, when in fact the police did not come there at all, he added.

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