Visakhapatnam: Hundreds of people today bid a tearful adieu to Adithi, a six years old girl who was swept away in a stormwater drain here during a torrential rain last week and whose body was found only yesterday after a massive search operation involving the Navy.
People stood along the road as her body was brought to her house in Seethammadhara from KG Hospital after an autopsy.
Not only the relatives, but hundreds of Vizag citizens joined the funeral procession to crematorium at KRM Colony.
"The death is extremely tragic. It has exposed the negligence of municipal corporation. We are not related to the family nor do we personally know them, but we came here to just express our condolence over the death of the little girl," said G Srinivas, resident of HB Colony area.
Adithi's body was spotted near a beach at Dibbalapalem in Bhogapuram mandal of district, 65 km from here, yesterday.
On the evening of September 24, while returning from tuition with three other girls, Adithi fell into an open stormwater drain at HB Colony while getting into a car.