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9-year-old drowns at unfenced Railways work site

A 9-year-old boy drowned at a 30-feet deep construction site of the Railways, which was filled with rain water at Banaswadi near Pulikeshinagar on Monday afternoon.

Published: 17th September 2013 10:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2013 10:59 AM   |  A+A-

A 9-year-old boy drowned at a 30-feet deep construction site of the Railways, which was filled with rain water at Banaswadi near Pulikeshinagar on Monday afternoon. He had gone for a swim when the incident happened, police said.

Ravi was the son of Bhaskar, a daily wage labourer living at Janakiram Layout. He was studying in class 4 at the Government’s Boys School in Banaswadi.

According to police, around 3.30 pm when Ravi was playing near his house, he went for a swim at the flooded Railway site, which had been dug to lay the foundation for a building. The site was filled with water due to heavy rain over the last few days.

Around 6.30 pm, a passerby noticed a body floating at the site and alerted the police. Police rushed to the spot immediately.

The police officials said that the site had been kept open for some months and alleged that Railway officials did not put up any protective fence around it.

Pulikeshinagar police have registered a case of causing death by negligence against Railway officials and are conducting investigations.



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