Bengal, August 16: In an extremely unfortunate incident, a teenager climbed on top of a mobile tower to hoist the national flag on the occasion of India celebrating 72 years of freedom, but met with a tragic end, as he fell from about 80 feet height. According to an IANS report, Bishal Kedar (19) climbed the mobile tower to tie the national flag at the top of it and he accidentally fell from there. He was immediately taken to the local hospital but was declared dead.
It was a practice for two decades in Murshidabad's Jiaganj on Independence Day to hoist the national flag from the 160ft high telegraph pole. Post the youth's death, the Independence Day celebration in the area was called off. Reportedly, six youths had started climbing the pole about 8 am on Wednesday. The victim was the first to climb, and as he went closer to the top, he started feeling uneasy and he fell ill.
The deceased maternal uncle Chiranjit Das as quoted in a Telegraph India report said: "The objective of the celebration is to ensure a spectacular view of the Tricolour fluttering from such a height and it was visible from great distance."