In a shocking incident, a 60-year-old man was nearly killed when revenue officials in Hyderabad undertook a demolition drive at Devender Nagar in Jawaharnagar on Saturday.
The officials from the Ranga Reddy district administration of Telangana, who were demolishing illegal constructions, failed to check if there was anyone inside the house.
As one of the houses was being demolished, a wall fell on 60-year-old T Srinivas Rao, a shop worker who was sleeping inside.
His screams for help could not be heard due to the noise of the earth movers and it was a while before officials realized that he was trapped inside.
Srininvas suffered a few injuries but managed to survive the incident and was rushed to the hospital.
"A case was registered based on a complaint that revenue authorities neither gave any notice nor took any care during the demolition, which injured Srinivas,'' Jawaharnagar inspector Venkatagiri told the Times of India.