A man died after falling into the elevator shaft of a high-rise in Karwan Bazar area early yesterday.
The deceased, Swapan Recta (24), was a security guard of BDBL building.
A resident of Naogaon’s Patnitala, he came to Dhaka a couple of months ago, his colleagues told this newspaper.
Shamimur Rashid Talukder, officer-in-charge of Tejgaon Police Station, said the lift is old and has a mechanical problem. Users had to open the lift door manually.
As Swapan pressed the call button on the seventh floor, the elevator came up. Thinking that the lift was there, Swapan opened the door with hands and stepped in, immediately falling into the shaft.
The fall left him critically injured.
He was declared dead after being rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
An unnatural death case was filed with Tejgaon Police Station, while the body was sent to the DMC morgue for autopsy.