Ghost sighting in Himachal: Frightened laborers abandon ‘Nadaun mini-secretariat’ construction site after paranormal activity
HAMIRPUR- Haunted places in Himachal and ghost stories of hills mostly find mention in travel blogs. Readers still find it fascinating to fall for “The Ghost Stories of Shimla Hills” – a book by Minakshi Chaudhary. The isolation of hills and the dense deodar forests covered in mist make for an excellent environment for ghost stories. However, a real-life paranormal event was reported in Nadaun of Hamirpur district that has bewildered people. As per the source, a Hindi daily, the demolition work of the building that previously housed old Tehsil in Nadaun was in progress. But a couple of days ago, laborers stopped the work following reported ghost sighting.
The old complex is being demolished to make space for the new mini-secretariat. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had laid the foundation stone for the mini-secretariat on Jan 19, 2015.
If the report to be believed, three migrant laborers involved in the work had demolished three rooms out of total four. However, as per the account given by the laborers, whenever they tried to demolish the fourth room, a lady began to appear asking them to stop the demolition. The laborers realized it to be a ghost sighting after the same lady, with a child, also appeared in their dreams. She warned them of loss of life and property that will follow the demolition of that specific room. The laborers also reported of experiencing the presence of someone or something whenever they moved towards this particular room.
On Sunday evening, one of the laborers had an accident and received grieve injury for which he received 17 stitches. The injured laborer, Anil, left for the village after the incident. Scared for their life, rest of the laborers declined to work on the site and packed their bags to go back to village.
They claimed that the laborers who were previously working on the site had also abandoned the work for the same reason. Villagers, somehow, convinced the remaining laborers to stay for a few more days, but the work at the said spot was halted. The laborers insisted that the administration must take guarantee of their safety before they restart demolition work.
The report further said that the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Amit Mehra, or district administration has not received any complaint so far. Vasudev Thakur, SDO, HP PWD, admitted receiving complaint. An investigation will be conducted, he said. He further informed that the contractor is required to complete the demolition work by April 22.
The mini secretariat was announced during the CM’s visit to Nadaun in 2015 with claims to provide benefit of government schemes to maximum people as well as facilitating matters related to revenue departments.
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