The father of the six-year-old boy who died after being electrocuted in PBEL city is alleging police laxity in taking action against those responsible for his son's death. K Deevakar, the boy's father, has sought the intervention from former minister KT Rama Rao.
"KTR sir, I'm the helpless father of the kid who died few weeks back and awaiting action from police department. Its really painful for me that I lost my son and even more painful to see the NO action from police yet in this case," Deevakar tweeted.
Promptly responding to the plea, KTR asked the Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy to take personal interest in the case. "I am very sorry for your loss sir. Heartfelt condolences. Kind request to @TelanganaDGP Mahendar Reddy Garu to take personal interest in this case."
On February 12, the six-year-old boy touched an electric pole near his house at PBEL city, a gated community in Narsingi in the city outskirts. However, electricity was running through the pole and the child was electrocuted. He remained stuck to the pole for five minutes. The residents did not notice the incident, until he finally collapsed. The CCTV video of the incident went viral after the incident. Though his parents rushed him to the hospital, he was declared dead on arrival.
Following a complaint by one of the residents, Narsingi filed a case of death caused by negligence under Section 304A against the builder INCOR Developers, the residential welfare association of PBEL City and the firm in charge of maintaining the amenities in the community.
Police had earlier told TNM that the electric poles were old and were poorly maintained.