BENGALURU: Fire and rescue personnel involved in a massive search operation on Wednesday could not trace the body of one of the children who were dumped into a manhole by their mother’s lover on August 27. The search for Usna Baig (6) will continue on Thursday.
The search team involved around 100 personnel of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, National Disaster Response Force, fire and emergency services and volunteers. The body could not be traced even after digging 10-12 feet deep and searching for at least 50 mt.
Manjunath K V, DFO of Banaswadi fire station, told Express, “We will dig the land from Rajakaluve-end tomorrow (Thursday) as we could not find the body of the girl in the pipeline we dug. The challenge is that it is a forest area and we have to take extra care before digging as it may result in trees being uprooted. We also did not find any place to store the earth that was dug. Over 12 feet of pipeline was removed during the operation.”
The drone was again used in the search operation on Wednesday along with an Advanced Rescue Vehicle. Meanwhile, the funeral of Abbas Ali (8) and Raheem Baig (4) was held on Wednesday. The parents, Iliyas and Nagina Begum, were present.
Fire Breaks Out in Building
A fire broke out in a two-storey residential building near Rajarajeshwari Nagar entrance arch on Wednesday. The fire broke out around 8 pm in the ground floor of the building, where refrigerators were stored. It took nearly an hour for five fire tenders to put out the flames. As there were vacant sites, it was easy for the fire fighters to work.
The owner of the building is yet to be identified. The loss is yet to be ascertained.