Caught on camera: Giant Wheel collapses in Chennai theme park

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 13, 2016, 4:04 am IST
Updated May 13, 2016, 2:24 pm IST
Police had registered case under IPC section dealing with death due to negligence.
Relatives of the deceased, engage in a scuffle with cops on Wednesday night on the  premises of a  private hospital  where those injured in the mishap were admitted. 	— dc
 Relatives of the deceased, engage in a scuffle with cops on Wednesday night on the premises of a private hospital where those injured in the mishap were admitted. — dc

Chennai: Kancheepuram police on Thursday arrested Jose Punnoose, 58, the proprietor of Kishkinta theme park and D. Sakthivelan, 43, HR manager, in connection with the joyride crash in the amusement park on Wednesday in which one employee was killed and nine others injured.

Jose is son of M. Chacko Punnoose, also known as Navodaya Appachan, a well-known film producer in Kerala, who had made many hit movies including India’s first 3D movie My dear kuttichathan.

 

Police had registered case under IPC section dealing with death due to negligence. Kishkinta employee S. Mani had died of injuries he suffered when a new ride named Disco rider joy ride crashed during a trial run inside the amusement park located near Tambaram on Wednesday.

While the police has booked a case, the district administration had also ordered an inquiry by Sriperumbadur tashildar into the fatal mishap.

“Based on an order from the district collector, I went to the theme park and inspected the scene of accident. I could not interact with the owner and HR manager because police were questioning them. I could not trace the site engineer also. I was told that he was missing since the accident happened. I will file a report to the district collector,” said the tashildar, when this newspaper contacted him.

Meanwhile relatives of the deceased employee created ruckus in a private hospital where all the injured were admitted. When the hospital staff told them that body of Mani was not in the hospital, the relatives started to create ruckus and two glass panels were damaged in the melee.

Read: Chennai: Trial amusement ride at theme park kills employee, injures nine others

Later a police team reached the spot to tell the agitated crowd that the body has been sent to Chromepet GH. The relatives on Thursday received the body and took it home.

Sources said the amusement park management representative had a few rounds of talks with the family of the deceased and both sides had reached financial settlement after which the family accepted the body and took it home.

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