A labourer died in a bizarre bird attack on Thursday. An eagle repeatedly attacked the labourer, painting the 14th floor of a building, causing him to lose his balance and fall, a day after he destroyed the bird's nest and eggs. Other labourers told police that on Wednesday, the deceased, Raju, forced the eagle to fly from its nest at at Spectra Building, Andheri (west) and then destroyed it. They added next morning the eagle returned to specifically target Raju while he standing on the bamboo.
Workers said Raju tried to scare the bird but it continued attacking him and in the struggle he lost his balance and fell. Raju was taken to a hospital where he died, cops said. Oshiwara police registered an accidental death case and are likely to register a case of negligence against the contractor Javed Khan, who is untraceable. Police said if Khan had adopted all precautions, Raju could have survived the bird attack.