Press Esc to close
Tuesday 02 September 2014
News updated at 2:32 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27°C
Min : 20°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

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
President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

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