Two carpenters working at a construction site in Ghaziabad were discovered lying dead in their room, police said, adding it seemed both died of suffocation.
The deaths were discovered when the site manager Deepak Kumar Raghav, not finding them on duty, went to their room in the building Saturday morning. When they did not open the door even after several knocks, he forced open the door and found the carpenters lying in their bed covered with blankets. Thinking that they were sleeping, he pulled off the blankets and found them dead, police said.
Raghav then informed the owner as well as police. Rajnagar police station Officer Ashok Sisodia said the carpenters Lakshmi, 25, and Ram Pravesh, 30, seemed to have died of suffocation as they had set up a bonfire inside the closed room and gone to sleep without extinguishing it.
The construction site at Rajnagar has been sealed for forensic tests and the bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination.
–Indo-Asian News Service