Hyderabad: In a hair-raising incident, a woman’s severed leg was found floating in a nala at Champapet in Hyderabad on Sunday. Locals who noticed the left leg alerted the police.

According to sources, the severed leg was found in the nala at Reddy Colony of Champapet under Saidabad police station limits in the city. On noticing it, people started gathering at the spot and launched a search for the body of the woman in the nala. However, even after searching for up to 3 km in the upstream area of the nala, they could not find any clue. On information, the police rushed to the spot and took custody of the leg and shifted it to Osmania mortuary.

Meanwhile, the clues team and dog squad reached the place and began an inquiry. Police suspect that the leg belonged to a woman who could have accidentally slipped into the nala and got washed away.

While there are no clues about the woman so far, police are also analysing the footage of CCTV cameras en route the nala. They also alerted the neighbouring police stations for clues about any missing women in the area. Police are also inquiring private hospitals about details of women who underwent surgeries in the last couple of days.

The incident once again exposed the danger to the public by the open nalas, especially during the monsoon, with the city witnessing heavy rains almost every day.

Just a couple of days ago, one such open drainage claimed the life of 12-year-old Sumedha at Neredmet.

The girl, who left home for cycling, went missing. After searching for the girl, her parents lodged a missing complaint, following which a search was launched. During the search, police found the girl’s bicycle near drainage.

After a frantic search, the girl’s body was found in a tank, 2 km away from the place where they spotted the bicycle.

The parents then lodged a complaint against the civic body alleging negligence. The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), in reaction, called for an inquiry by the GHMC commissioner.

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