Vasai: The monsoon season has begun, bringing with it many civic issues and some serious incidents. One such tragic event recently took place in Vasai West, where an open DP (distribution point) box set up by the electricity department claimed another innocent life. An 11-year-old boy named Bilal Siraj Shaikh, who was riding his bicycle, died after coming into contact with this open DP box.

Incident Details

The unfortunate incident occurred on Thursday evening in the Bhaskar Ali area near Paranaka in Vasai West. Bilal, a resident of the area, was out riding his bicycle when the tragedy struck. As he was cycling around the neighborhood, his bicycle accidentally hit the open DP box placed along the roadside to supply electricity. The moment his bicycle made contact with the box, Bilal received a severe electric shock. The nearby residents quickly rushed him to the municipal hospital for treatment, but sadly, Bilal could not be saved.

Investigation and Legal Action

Following the incident, a case of accidental death has been registered at the Vasai police station. This tragic event has brought to light the serious negligence on the part of the electricity department, which had left the DP box exposed and unprotected. The local community is in shock and mourning the loss of the young boy.

Previous Incident

This is not the first time such negligence has resulted in a fatality. On June 10, in Mahesh Park, Nalasopara, a young man named Rohan Kaskar died after coming into contact with an electric pole set up by the electricity department. These recurring incidents highlight a worrying pattern of oversight and lack of safety measures by the authorities responsible for maintaining electrical infrastructure.

Community Reaction

The residents of Vasai are understandably angry and scared. Many parents are now fearful for their children’s safety, especially with the ongoing rains making the roads and surroundings even more hazardous. The open DP boxes and exposed electrical installations pose a significant danger, especially to unsuspecting children who might come into contact with them while playing or cycling.

Calls for Action

The community is demanding immediate action from the electricity department to secure all open DP boxes and other potentially dangerous electrical installations. They are urging the authorities to conduct a thorough inspection of the area and ensure that all safety protocols are followed to prevent such tragedies from happening again.

Responsibility of the Authorities

It is crucial for the authorities to take responsibility and address these safety concerns without delay. The negligence that led to Bilal’s death is inexcusable, and measures must be put in place to ensure that such a tragedy does not occur again. Regular maintenance and inspection of electrical infrastructure should be a priority, especially during the monsoon season when the risk of accidents increases.


The heartbreaking death of 11-year-old Bilal Siraj Shaikh is a stark reminder of the importance of safety and vigilance when it comes to public infrastructure. The community of Vasai is united in their grief and their demand for justice and better safety measures. It is now up to the authorities to heed these calls and take immediate action to protect the lives of their citizens.

The loss of a young life due to such preventable negligence is a tragedy that no community should have to endure. It is a wake-up call for all responsible parties to ensure that the safety of the public, especially children, is never compromised.