The family had earlier alleged that police inaction had resulted in the deaths of the two labourers

Hyderabad manual scavengers death SHRC issues notice to top govt officialsThe bodies of Veera Swamy and Kotaiah
news Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 07:17

The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission (APSHRC) on Wednesday issued notices to three top government officials in connection with death of two labourers in a manhole in Hyderabad on May 1.

Following a complaint, the APSHRC ordered issuance of notices to Principal Secretary of Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) department, Managing Director of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board(HMWSSB) and Hyderabad Police Commissioner.

It asked them to submit their reports by July 20.

Two labourers -- Veera Swamy and Kotaiah, were found dead in a manhole at Kapadia Lane in Hyderabad’s Sulatanbazar area and it was suspected that they died due to inhalation of poisonous gas, police had said.


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