Mumbai teen gets stuck in a toilet for five hours in attempt to rescue his smartphone

The 19-year-old teenager was rescued by the fire brigade

  • Published: July 18, 2018 12:38 PM IST
Smartphone toilet use

Smartphones have become such an integral part of our lives that even a minute of separation with it can feel too taxing. This obsession means that the smartphone goes everywhere we go, including the occasional trips we might make to the loo. However, on Monday a teenager in Mumbai learnt the hard way, why it might not be such a good idea to take the smartphone to the lavatory with you. In order to retrieve his dropped phone, the 19-year spent five hours stuck to the India-styled lavatory at his home, only to have been rescued by the fire brigade.

Early Monday Rohit Rajbhar found himself in a grave situation when he plunged his hand inside the toilet in order to retrieve his dad-gifted Android smartphone, which had fallen inside. He realized that it was his steel kada that had got it him stuck and no matter what he or his family did weren’t of any use.

Finally, at 10AM the fire brigade team was called for his rescue. On arrival, the team realized that it would only be possible to get the boy out by demolishing the walls around the toilet. This also meant that the team had to careful enough to not make things worse for the teenager.

Times of India quoted the assistant divisional fire officer R B Ghadge saying, “After trying for a long time, we finally managed to remove him. The boy was conscious all through the rescue operations and did not panic We kept telling him to remain calm, as otherwise it could have hampered our operations. Finally, around 1PM we managed to get his hand out.”

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After rescuing Rohit, the fire brigade advised his family to take him to the doctor as his hand was swollen. However, upon seeing him the doctor stated that there was no reason to worry, and that his hand was going to be fine. Rohit came to Mumbai from Azamgarh earlier this month and had plans to return back on July 19.

  • Published Date: July 18, 2018 12:38 PM IST