KANPUR: A prank by a co-worker proved deadly for a 47-year-old factory worker in Rania area of Kanpur Dehat district on Friday.
The factory worker died after a fellow worker allegedly inserted an air compressor pipe into his rectum “for fun”, police said, adding that the man died due to internal injuries caused due to sudden burst of air in his cavity.
The victim’s family members have accused the co-worker in the factory of murder and lodged a complaint at the Rania police station.
According to police, the incident occurred on the premises of a factory in Rania Industrial area of Kanpur Dehat district on Friday. The victim, identified as Dayashankar Dubey of Hanspuram area of Naubasta in Kanpur, fell unconscious after the air compressor pipe used to clean dust was allegedly inserted into his rectum by a fellow worker.
When his condition deteriorated, he was rushed to a private hospital in Kakadeo where he died later. Following his death at a hospital, the police on the basis of a complaint detained his colleague for questioning. The deceased is survived by wife Neelam and two sons Deepak and Harshit.
“The matter is being investigated. We have taken the accused factory worker into custody. The postmortem has confirmed death due to internal bleeding. If the charges are proved, we will book him for culpable homicide under IPC 304,” said Rania police station in charge Atul Gautam.
Gautam added, “The victim died of excess internal bleeding. He was employed at the factory for the past 15 years and was the only earning member of the family,” he said.

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