This isn't the first such death in Hyderabad in recent times.

Death traps Man falls into open drain in a central location in Hyderabad city and diesImage for representation
news News Friday, May 26, 2017 - 15:38

Tension prevailed at Kukatpally's Prashant Nagar area, after locals found the body of a man in an open drain in the area on Friday morning.

"The incident seems to have happened at around 8am in the morning when the man drank at a nearby wine shop, and collapsed into the nala. As per preliminary information, the man was intoxicated, and may not have realised where he was going," Sub-Inspector Majid Ali, from the Kukatpally Police Station told TNM.

As residents saw the body of the man, identified as Kuramaiah, they gathered at the spot to protest.

Speaking to Telugu TV channels, they claimed that this was a frequent occurrence, and demanded that the drain be sealed with a slab. 

Some of the locals, did not even let the police shift the body, saying that they would stay there until officials from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) or local representatives talk to them. 

"There was a little tension, but the locals spoke to our officers, and we convinced them to shift the body to the mortuary and assured them that their demands would be discussed," Majid added.

Speaking to TV9, Kuramaiah's wife said, "He was working well, and now this has happened to him. What will my children and I do? Where will we go? That's all I want to know."

The channel also reported that this was the fifth such death over the past year, in the area.

This incident comes days after a worker was washed away into one of Bengaluru's storm water drains due to a thunderstorm.

The search for BBMP worker Shantakumar went on for four days, but his body was not found. 

The main hindrance, was said to be the massive amount of garbage and silt in the drain.

This also comes three months after the death of two-year-old Zaki Abbas, who died after he fell into an open drain in front of his house in Hyderabad's Yakatpura area in February.

Abbas had gone missing during the day, and his body was found floating in the drain, after an hour-long search.

Based on a complaint by MBT leader Amjed Ullah Khan, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) had also issued a notice to the GHMC, to cover up the drain.


Read:

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