WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A 48-year-old plastics factory worker in India died while taking the elevator in her workplace in Vadodara.
- The severed head of Sushila Vishwakarma was found on the ground floor of the factory while her body remained in the elevator that went up to the third floor.
- According to authorities, Vishwakarma’s headphones may have got tangled in the collapsible grill door or her head got stuck outside the door as it started moving up.
A female plastics factory worker in India was decapitated by an elevator when she “absentmindedly” attempted to free her headphones that got tangled in the lift’s collapsible grill, according to local police.
The severed head of 48-year-old Sushila Vishwakarma was found on the ground floor of the factory in Vadodara City while her body was discovered in the elevator that went up to the third floor.
According to the Indian Express, authorities said that Vishwakarma was trying to free her headphones from the elevator’s collapsible grill when she entered the lift around 8 a.m. on Monday.
Her headphones, according to police, were still in the ears of her detached head with a playlist still running on the phone in her hand.
“We are speculating that she was using her phone and absentmindedly she tried to stick her head outside the lift, which started going up, and the accident happened,” investigating officer MN Saporiya told the Express. “So her body was dragged ’til the last floor and her head got severed.”
Bapod police Inspector TR Bamaniya told the media that they are hoping an autopsy can reveal more facts.
“We are investigating the possibilities of how her head got stuck and whether it was because of the headphones,” Bamaniya said.
Source: New York Post