Hyderabad: Rachakonda cops have sought legal advice in connection to a complaint file against the Municipal Administration Minister Kalvakunta Taraka Ramarao (KTR), GHMC Mayor Dr. Bonthu Rammohan and others over the death of 12-year-old Sumedha Kapuriya.

Sumedha was reportedly washed away in a drain at Neredmet falling under Rachakonda limits on September 17, 2020. Teams from the disaster relief force (DRF) and police found her body 2 km away from the house near Banda Cheruvu on September 18.

In an RTI reply to advocate Mamidi Venu Madhav, Assistant Commissioner of police, Kushaiguda, Rachakonda Commissionerate said after obtaining a legal opinion, the criminal case will be registered against KTR, Mayor GHMC, MLA Malkajgiri Mynampally Hanumantha Rao, GHMC commissioner Lokesh Kumar, local TRS corporator Naredmet, Dy. Commissioner Malkajgiri, and local GHMC engineers.

Neredmet police, which are investigating the death of Sumedha Kapuria, are likely to add Section 304 A (causing death due to negligence), in the FIR.

Sumedha's parents had lodged a complaint with the Neredmet police after she did not return home on September 17 evening. Searches in the colony turned futile. Following the complaint, DRF teams and police launched a search operation on September 18. However, the search ended on a tragic note. The girl's death had shocked Hyderabad.

Parents leveled serious allegations against the GHMC for failing to cover open drains at Deen Dayal Nagar. Sumedha had slipped into the drain on September 17 when she had gone out for cycling.

Sukanya Kapuria in her complaint said that the residents of the colony had lodged many complaints against Municipal Authorities regarding the damaged Nala and uncovered drains. She said they had given a number of representation to the Municipal Minister, Mayor, Local MLA, and Local Corporator.

"Hence I request your good office to kindly look into the matter and add the names of the above mentioned persons in the FIR for causing the death of my daughter due to their irresponsible and negligent act in performing their official duties," said Sukanya Kapuria in her additional complaint to Neredmet police.

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