OYO Faces Backlash As 15-Yr-Old Boy Dies Of Electrocution In Delhi Hotel Room
A 15-year-old boy died after allegedly being electrocuted at an OYO hotel in southeast Delhi’s Pul Prahladpur area on Sunday, October 13.
According to police, they received information at around 12.30 pm on Sunda that that a persons was found unconscious at OYO Hotel, 60 feet Road, Pul Prahladpur.
The deceased identified as Priyanshu Kumar had come to Delhi from Dehradun to participate in a shooting competition along with five other boys and their Coach, Amar Singh. On the day of the incident, the boy was in the washroom when his roommate heard a shout. As the door was locked from inside, the hotel staff entered the bathroom from the window to find the boy unconscious.
He was quickly rushed to Apollo hospital where he was declared brought dead. After the post-mortem was conducted at AIIMS hospital, it was suspected that the boy died of electrocution. A case was registered on the complaint of the coach, under section 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.
An officer probing the case told The Indian Express that there was no water supply at the hotel when the geyser was put on. As a result, the geyser got shot. Once water supply resumed, and the boy went to take a bath, there was a surge of electricity, and he was electrocuted moments after the water started flowing.
Is OYO Painting Rosy Pictures?
Established in 2013, OYO Hotels and Homes, has grown into one of the largest hotel chains in the world. It has become a haven for young couples and vacationing families alike, with its simple motto of “hassle-free” transparent pricing and online booking.
But recently OYO has been receiving flak for the faulty services at their hotels. While customers are dealing with serious inconveniences, and in some cases, life-threatening hazards, several complaints have surfaced. Many people have called out the senseless hype around OYO and that the company has been painting a rosy image with its overseas expansion and multi-million dollar funding plans.
The company claims that it is the world’s third-biggest hotel network and that it offers over 8,50,000 rooms across more than 800 cities and nearly 23,000 OYO-branded hotels.
Several people have come out on social media about the inconveniences caused to them due to the hotel chain.
Rooms in oyo << business development managers in oyo << problems in oyo service. https://t.co/w1u1rliLTD
— Garv Malik (@malikgarv) September 13, 2019
If you book rooms from @oyorooms then beware. Recently visited their #VillaBomfim #Goa. Felt cheated. The pictures shows clean and good view, But in actual its not same and dirty. @oyorooms customer support didnt help. Their people are rude. Stay away from #oyo #Oyorooms pic.twitter.com/Xj27456ipm
— Gagan Talwar (@gagantalwar) October 14, 2019
Made a booking on #oyo capital O with 100% advance payment, booking updated to other hotel without any information to a hotel which is 40% cheaper than originally booked. What you guys are upto?? No response from your customer support team. #oyosucks #oyorooms pic.twitter.com/RYoCGFKLMu
— Rahul Chauhan (@RahulSingh820) October 13, 2019
My bad I again fall for the fake promise of @oyorooms
See the photo.
I am now sick of literally begging my own money back from one month now.
— Parth Kotecha (@Parth_kotecha) October 14, 2019
Have you lost it. It's been days are you saying you don't have any information on my booking ID. Do you have brains? Is this some serious business or a joke??? #oyorooms
— Sweta Bora (@shwetabora27) October 14, 2019
Dear #oyo #oyorooms pl see this pics they serve this today I booked hotel by Oyo in satna mp it's hotel tulsi chaya my booking ID: IAZR8093
I think as I know that as per as Oyo policy in room spring mattress will be available but they use only EPE sheet it's too hard for sleep pic.twitter.com/jUg2BTDav4
— surya rajput (@suryara71188990) October 11, 2019