Infant’s death: KSHRC files suo moto case against BBMP
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 20, 2009, 18:55
Bangalore: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has registered a suo moto case against the city civic corporation, Bangalore Bruhut Mahanagara Palike, in connection with the death of 18-month old infant, who was washed away after he fell into an open storm drain.

The KSHRC, which registered the case last week, has also asked the civic body to scale up the compensation amount from Rs one lakh to five lakh to the family, KSHRC sources said here today.

The KSHRC chairman S R Nayak has demanded a detailed report from BBMP on the precautionary measures being taken, like remodelling of walls and fencing the drains.

The infant, Vijay, was washed away when he fell into it while playing on September 16. All efforts to trace his body despite a massive search proved futile.

On May 31, a six-year-old boy met with the same fate when he fell into an open drain while walking with his mother.

Meanwhile, the government has directed BBMP officials to survey and identify encroached layouts and constructions alongside drains in the civic limits and to take up desilting work in the lakes to avoid flooding.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, September 20, 2009, 18:55

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