CR engineer on picnic falls to death in Khandala

MUMBAI: A 30-year-old section engineer with the , Rohan Mahajan, died after he fell off a cliff at Duke’s Nose in , about 85km from Mumbai, on Sunday. Mahajan, a resident of , had gone to Duke’s Nose with a group of friends for picnic. The Lonavla (city) police said Mahajan hailed from Padga in Bhiwandi.

The group, all CR staffers, reached Khandala and started climbing Duke’s Nose point in the afternoon. On their way back, it started raining and the visibility was extremely low. Besides, the hilly terrain had become slippery due to monsoon, said an officer. The group had to trek down a few hillocks and were negotiating a steep gradient at Kurwande village when Mahajan’s leg slipped. He lost balance and fell into the valley, cops said.

The other members of the group informed the locals about the accident. A trekkers group, Shivdurg Mitra, rushed to the spot to attempt a rescue. Team members Rohan Vartak, Sameer Joshi, Omkar Padwal, Sunil Gaikwad and Anand Gawade went down the valley with help of ropes and other equipment. They found Mahajan unconscious about 400 ft below. He was brought up and taken to a hospital where he was declared dead.

The Lonavla police are investigating the case. At present, a case of accidental death has been registered.

The police have urged visitors to Lonavla and Khandala to take utmost precaution while trekking in the hilly region.
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