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.
DEMOLITION CARRIED OUT WITH A 60-YEAR-OLD OCCUPANT STILL INSIDE THE HOUSEA 60-year-old man was seriously injured after authorities demolished his home while he was still inside it. The incident took place at Secunderabad in Telangana. The local civic officials claimed that they had gone ahead with the demolition without knowing the man, identified as Srinivas, was still inside. The demolition orders were issued by court and notices had been issued to the residents. A heated exchange broke out between the local residents and the officials supervising the demolition drive in the Alwal area. The man came out screaming in pain after being pulled out of the rubble. Those who pulled him out were also heard asking if it was only him inside or there had been more people inside.People complained about the negligence the officials. But police said a case will be filed only after the injured man recovers and is able to to record his statement.Posted by Liveday Karnataka on Sunday, October 25, 2015