Bhopal: A 24-year-old man was buried alive by cement after construction workers mistakenly poured it over him while he slept.
While Jai Ram was sleeping inside a duct at the Pench River Dam Project, workers accidentally poured cement over him in order to fill up the duct, without realising there may be someone inside.
They then flattened the concrete using a steam roller to level the gravel.
The incident took place at 4 am on Thursday, the mirror.co.uk reported.
The workers later noticed a hand sticking out of the gravel and dug up the cement to recover the body.
Ram's family had raised the alarm when he went missing.
The workers are now on the run from police.
The were booked on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
"We are investigating the matter and the search is on to find the accused.
"It has been confirmed that Jai Ram was sleeping and this is a case of utter negligence. The person in the driving seat of the roller will be the prime accused in this case,” the report quoted SP Girijia Kishore Pathak as saying.
He said that the police have recorded the statements of people present in the area at the time of the incident.