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Nurse dies after zipline cable snaps at a resort near Bengaluru

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A tragic incident occurred at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru, resulting in the death of a 35-year-old nurse who was ziplining when the cable snapped. The resort allegedly lacked safety measures and did not have a first-aid center.

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The accident happened at approximately 11:15 am on Sunday at Jungle Trialz resort in Bettahalli village near Harohalli, in Karnataka’s Ramanagara district. Following the incident, the police charged and arrested the resort’s manager, Putta Madu, along with the owner and staff.

Ranjitha N, who resided in Attibele, was at the resort with 18 of her colleagues from a private hospital. She leaves behind her husband and two children.

A Harohalli police station officer described the sequence of events: “After breakfast, Ranjitha and her group were engaging in various activities. The zipline was 100 meters long with an incline. As Ranjitha reached the halfway point, the cable broke, causing her to fall to the ground. Along with Ranjitha, three others also fell, and she was taken to Dayanand Sagar Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.”

Following a complaint by Nirmal, one of Ranjitha’s colleagues, a case was filed under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.

Nirmal’s complaint also mentioned that several other people were injured and that the resort staff failed to provide essential safety gear, such as helmets. “The resort had no safety protocols in place, nor did it have a first-aid center. Ranjitha sustained a head injury, which resulted in her death,” Nirmal stated.

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