Hyderabad, Sep 21 (PTI) The body of a 39-year-old
electrician, who fell into a lake here while walking on an
inundated road following heavy rains on September 21, was
fished out by rescue personnel on Monday.
Personnel of of NDRF and state DRF retrieved the body
after more than 24 hours.
The man was walking along with some friends when he
slipped into the lake, police said.
A missing case registered on Sunday has been altered into
a case under Section 174 of CrPC, they said.
In a similar incident, the body of a 12-year-old girl was
recovered from a lake on September18 after she allegedly fell
into an open drain the previous day following heavy rains.
Meanwhile, Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao
on Monday said the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
(GHMC) would soon commence capping works (construction of box
drains) on open drains to avoid any untoward incidents,
according to an official release.
These capping works, to be taken up at a cost of Rs 300
crore, would be executed on drains which are less than two
Officials have been instructed to come up with an action
plan to complete the works in time, the release said.
He said the government would soon provide all the
permissions and the required support to take up the works.
Observing that most of the drains which are less than two
metres wide are in densely populated areas, he asked officials
to take all the precautions to avoid any untoward incidents.
In areas where this was not possible, fencing work should
be taken up take up as per the National Green Tribunal and
Supreme Court guidelines.
AICC spokesperson Sravan Dasoju on Sunday hit out at the
TRS government over the death of the girl, alleging that her
death was not an accident but murder by reckless TRS
Dasoju met the parents of the girl on Sunday.
Meanwhile, thegirl''s parents told reporters on Monday
that they have submitted a complaint to the police against the
"administration" in the incident.
They said they are not against any political party.
They were accompanied by Dasoju and other Congress
leaders. PTI SJR APR
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