Body of man who fell in open flooded nala in Manikonda found

The body of the 40-year-old man who fell in a flooded open-drain during the heavy rains in Manikonda on Saturday evening was found at Neknampurlake near Taramati Baradari under Narsingi police station limits.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 Sep 2021 10:59 AM GMT
Body of man who fell in open flooded nala in Manikonda found

Hyderabad: In another case of civic negligence, the body of a 40-year-old man who accidentally fell in a flooded open-drain during the heavy rains in Manikonda on 25th September (Saturday night), was fished out near Neknampur lake near falling under Narsingi police limits.

A software employee G. Rajinikanth was caught on camera falling into a pit near the Golden Temple in Manikonda following moderate rainfall. The incident occurred at the stormwater drain work site between Golden Temple and Tulip Gardens at around 9 p.m on Saturday. Since Rajinikant did not return home, the family lodged a complaint and a massive haunt was on since Saturday. Over 48 hours later, his body was fished out near Neknampur lake on Monday late afternoon. Pictures from the site of accident show the drain was left uncovered and the man slipped into the same.

Narsingi Police Inspector Gangdhar told Newsmeter, "A missing complaint was registered on 25th September (saturday) night by the family after G.Rajinikanth dint return home. Multiple rescue teams were pressed into the search operation. A day later, separate teams were formed to clear hyacinth,garbage at the lakes, drains falling under Manikonda municipality. On 27th morning, a JCB driver during the cleaning operation found a body floating close by to Neknampur lake. The family members identified the body with the help of his clothes and a tattoo by name 'Swapu'( the name of his wife).

When asked if a case has been registered against the contractor, the inspector said, "Investigation is on, action will be taken once the probe come to a conclusion".

Speaking to NewsMeter, a family friend said, "Rajinikanth's wife panicked when he didn't return home on Saturday. Her suspicion grew when she saw the video and identified him through his clothes. She was positive of his return, all her colleagues visited her during the last 48 hours. The entire family was hopeful that he would return home. But tragedy has struck the family, the two sons and wife are devastated.

Rajinikanth is survived by his wife and two children. According to officials, Rajinikanth owns a flat under Manikonda municipality limits. He had stepped out briefly when the accident occurred.

Following a missing complaint, rescue teams including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), and the Telangana police were pressed in. However, the body was fished out 48 hours later.

According to a Deccan Chronicle report, GHMC authorities have not booked a case against the contractor despite a revenue divisional officer directing them to do so. Officials said they were busy with the rescue operation and said that they would file the complaint on Monday.

Picture Credit: Maddy Deekshith-Deccan Chronicle

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