Press Esc to close
Tuesday 06 December 2016
News updated at 12:10 AM IST
Weather
Max: 26.9°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

A mother's only hope slides off

Bangalore, Dec 11, 2012, DHNS
Shivasakthi, mother of Perumal who was killed in a gate collapse incident on Tuesday, being consoled by her sister. dh photo
With the death of nine-year-old Perumal, who was crushed under a sliding gate at a kalyan mantap in Yeshwanthpur, his mother’s hopes for the future have faded.

Kamalamma, the principal of Bapu Balika School described Perumal as a bright student who was expected to improve his family’s life.

“He was a good student who came from a poor background. His mother was very concerned with his education. She often said that she would not be worried even if he failed a year but that he had to learn things well in the long run. It is very unfortunate that the boy has become a victim of the negligence of the rich who have no value for the life of the downtrodden,” she said.

Senior police officials at the Yeshwanthpur station told Deccan Herald that the sliding gate had been fixed on a rail mounted on the ground. The gate moves horizontally over wheels.

Flaw in the gate

An officer explained that the gate had been recently installed but had a flaw. “They didn’t put a stopper on the gate rails — a detail which turned out to be costly,” he said.

When Perumal went to the kalyana mantap compound, he slid open the gate. As there was no stopper, the heavy gate slid off the rails and collapsed on the boy, killing him on the spot, police said.

A case has been registered against the co-owners of the kalyan mantap, Prashanth Gowda and Uttam Chand Jain by Yeshwanthpur police, under the Section 304A (negligence leading to death) of the Indian Penal Code.

Police added that the two men are presently not in the City, but have promised to co-operate with the investigation when they return.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A woman walks past a portrait of J. Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of the southern state...

A woman walks past a portrait of J. Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of the southern state...

A cleaner machine cleans Dal Lake during heavy fog in Srinagar on Monday...

A cleaner machine cleans Dal Lake during heavy fog in Srinagar on Monday...

Artists paint graffiti on a wall to promote cleanliness in Civil Line in Gurugram on Monday...

Artists paint graffiti on a wall to promote cleanliness in Civil Line in Gurugram on Monday...

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan during the 23rd Annual Star Screen Awards 2016...

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan during the 23rd Annual Star Screen Awards 2016...

Bollywood actress Rekha performs during the 23rd Annual Star Screen Awards 2016 in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Rekha performs during the 23rd Annual Star Screen Awards 2016 in Mumbai...

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Daisy Shahi during the 23rd Annual Star Screen Awards 2016...

Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Daisy Shahi during the 23rd Annual Star Screen Awards 2016...

India's Srinidhi Shetty after being crowned as Miss Supranational 2016 title in Poland...

India's Srinidhi Shetty after being crowned as Miss Supranational 2016 title in Poland...

Migratory Siberial sea gulls flying at Sangam during a cold and foggy morning at Sangam...

Migratory Siberial sea gulls flying at Sangam during a cold and foggy morning at Sangam...

Trainee soldiers undergoing obstacle trainings during a media visit to Army Service Corps....

Trainee soldiers undergoing obstacle trainings during a media visit to Army Service Corps....

The trainee soldiers undergoe obstacle trainings during a media visit to Army Service Corps....

The trainee soldiers undergoe obstacle trainings during a media visit to Army Service Corps....

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523