The cleaning worker was employed with Chamundi Hill gram panchayat on a temporary basis.

Mysuru panchayat official allegedly forced worker to enter blocked manholePublic TV
news Manhole Cleaning Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 08:28

In yet another shocking incident of workers being made to clean manholes, a pourakarmika was allegedly forced to enter a blocked manhole to clear it at Thavarekatte village on Wednesday as per a New Indian Express report.

The place where the incident occurred also happens to be CM Siddaramaiah’s hometown.

A video of the incident shows a worker Ganesh standing inside the manhole and trying to clear the blockage in the sewage water.

He was a cleaning worker employed with Chamundi Hill gram panchayat on a temporary basis, the report says.

In the video, he can be seen going into the manhole fully, submerging himself and getting completely soaked with the dirty water.

The pourakarmika association leaders were quick to express their displeasure and demanded action against those responsible after a thorough probe, the report adds.

Chamundi Hill gram panchayat president S Geeta and PDO Anand forced him to go inside the manhole which had been stinking for the past few days and was situated right in front of their house, said Ganesh while speaking to reporters.

He also alleged that he had been made to this in the past as well and this was not the first instance.

Former chairman of State Safai Karmachari Commission, Narayan, condemned the incident and sought strong action against the people responsible.

Here is the video. 

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