Bengaluru rains: 16-year-old girl washed away in open drain

The locals, who witnessed the incident, rushed to Narasamma's rescue and located her body about 400 meters away after hours of search.

Published: 15th October 2017 03:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2017 03:38 PM   |  A+A-

NDRF personal engaged in a resuce operation near a open drain where people were washed away in Bengaluru. (Nagaraja Gadekal | EPS)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A 16-year-old girl was washed away in open drain in CV Ramanagar behind Bagmane Tech Park following heavy rains that lashed out Bengaluru city and water flooded through its streets.

The incident happened on Sunday morning when the girl, Narasamma, went for defecation next to the drain.

The locals, who witnessed the incident, rushed to her rescue and located her body about 400 meters away after hours of search.

"The fire and emergency personnel were not alerted to the case as locals found the body," said a Byapanahalli police official.

Tension prevailed in the area when MLA Raghu along with his supporters came to the spot. The locals manhandled some of the supporters of Raghu that caused police to resort mild lathi charge to disperse the crowd.

The family of the victim demanded the MLA arrest of Bengaluru's municipal corporation Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials for not fencing around the drainage.

In another case, rescue personnel recovered a body of a 22-year-old Pushpa, who along with her mother swept away in open drain nearby their house in JC Nagar Kurubarahalli on Friday, from Kumbalagodu Rajakaluve.

A fire official said three teams who were in the search operation recovered Pushpa’s body at 11.30 on Sunday, two days after she was washed away when the heavy downpour hit the city.

BBMP engineers rushed to the spot after the body was traced and took the body to Victoria hospital for the postmortem.

The efforts to search Pushpa’s mother are still on.

“A team from State Disaster Response Force(SDRF) joined us from the last three days to search the body,” said the police.


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