Hyderabad: A 12-year-old girl  was reportedly washed away in a drain at Neredmet falling under Rachakonda limits, leaving Hyderabad shocked. The family has alleged that she fell into the drain running through the colony on Thursday evening which witnessed a heavy downpour. Teams from disaster relief force (DRF) and  police found her body 2kms away from the house near Banda Cheruvu on Friday afternoon.

The class 5 student Sumedha Kapooriya was last seen riding her by-cycle at Kakathiya nagar  in Malakjigiri limits. The family are residents of  East Deendayal nagar, Road no 2, the parents were inconsolable when they saw Sumedha’s body.

The parents, private employees lodged a complaint with the Neredmet police when Sumedha did not return home on Thursday evening. Searches in the colony turned futile. Following the complaint DRF teams and police launched a search operation on Friday, they broke the drain covers in the colony. However the search ended on a tragic note, the news of the girl’s death has shocked Hyderabad.

The class 5 student was last seen on her cycle which was recovered during the searches.

The family has ‘alleged’ that she could have fallen into the drain.

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Cops traced the last video of the girl with the help of the CCTV Camera. Her damaged by-cycle was recovered from the drain.

Speaking to Newsmeter, Neredmet Inspector A Narsimha Swamy said “Following a complaint filed by the parents, teams were deployed to check the colony drains. The girl was last seen riding a by-cycle at around 6.45 PM on Thursday evening  before the rains and since then she could not be traced. Hours into the search operation, her body was traced 2 kms away from the home at Banda Cheruvu. The body has been shifted to Osmania General Hospital Mortuary”.

Deendayal Colony President Mr Anand Rao said, ” Police found that the girl’s body traveled 1 km due to the force of the drain water, while her cycle was recovered. Drain water from the colony, Vayupuri , old police station limits travels via Santhosh nagar and meets at Banda cheruvu. However on a rain day the flow is excess, Sumedha could have fell into the drain”.

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