BJP MLA Poonam Madam Suffers Injuries After Falling Into Drain

16/05/2016 2:49 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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JAMNAGAR -- BJP MP from Jamnagar Poonam Madam was today injured after she fell into a drain while meeting slum dwellers of Jalaram locality during a demolition drive by civic authorities.

41-year-old Madam fell into an 8-feet deep drain when a thin concrete crust covering it cracked under her feet and suffered a gash on her head.

Police said she was standing on the concrete sheet which was made to cover the drain while meeting people when it broke and she fell.

According to her doctor, S Maheshwari, the leader suffered a 4-inch deep gash on her head and has hurt her shoulder and foot.

Madam had gone to meet the residents of Jalaram slum who were opposing to the demolition drive and had entered into an altercation with the employees of the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC).

The residents were not letting the employees carry the demolition upon which Madam rushed to the spot to talk to them.

The drain joins the nearby Lakhoti lake and remains mostly dry during summer.

Madam's doctor said that her condition was stable.

"She has suffered a 4-inch wound on her head that caused bleeding which is now under control. We have not detected any fracture in X-Ray reports but CT scan remains to be done," Maheshwari said.

"She has hurt her left shoulder but has not sustained a fracture. All in all, her condition is stable, her vitals normal, and she is conscious and there is nothing to worry about. She will be able to go home earliest by tomorrow morning," he said.

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