Four weeks after the death of six-year-old Monish, who was electrocuted to death after touching an electric pole, the police have arrested two persons who were responsible for the maintenance of the apartments. Monish’s father had alleged police inaction in the case.
The arrested employees have been identified as Sai Kumar Goud and Madhav, who are employees of Golden Star Facilities and Services Pvt Ltd. While Sai Kumar works as a housekeeper, Madhav is a lift mechanic. Police have claimed that Sai Kumar and Madhav were responsible for the faulty wire connections. Both of them have been sent to judicial remand.
The police have also issued a notice to Anita Verghese, who is the managing director of the company, for questioning, a TOI report states.
On February 12, six-year-old, Monish touched an electric pole near his house at PBEL city, a gated community in Narsingi in the city outskirts and was electrocuted to death in broad daylight
According to reports, for Sankranti celebrations, the maintenance staff had linked power to floodlights through the electric poles. In the process, the miniature circuit breakers (MCB) were damaged. However, even after the festivities ended, the staff did not replace the damaged MCBs and power was running through the poles.
After touching the pole, Monish remained stuck to it for five minutes and finally collapsed. Though his parents rushed him to the hospital, he was declared dead on arrival. "Due to the faulty connection, electricity started flowing through the metal body of the post and Monish got electrocuted," Narsingi inspector GV Ramana told TOI.
Following a complaint by one of the residents, Narsingi police had 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.
However, as police did not take any action, the boy’s father, K Deevakar had reached out to former minister and TRS working president KT Rama Rao on Twitter on March 1 and sought an intervention. Subsequently, KTR tagged Telangana DGP Mahender Reddy and asked him to personally look into the case.