Police notice to civic agencies in boy’s electrocution

Police notice to civic agencies in boy’s electrocution

The spot in Rajkumar Park, Kammanahalli, where seven-year-old Uday Kumar was electrocuted on Monday. DH PHOTO/S K DINESH

City police issued notices to the BBMP, BESCOM and BWSSB requesting to appear before the investigating officer for questioning, in connection with the death of seven-year-old Uday Kumar, who was electrocuted at a park in Banaswadi on Sunday evening.

The police are yet to ascertain if the negligence of the agencies led to the accident.

Based on the complaint from the boy’s father, the Banaswadi police have taken up a case of death due to negligence. But by then, the civic authorities started blaming each other to escape culpability, the police said.

“We have issued notices to all the civic authorities involved. We will gather statements from the concerned officials and will prove who was culpable for negligence in the boy’s death,” a senior police officer said.

The police have issued notices to the authorities to appear before the investigating officer on Thursday to record statements. “Based on the statements and evidence collected during the investigation the accused will be charged,” the officer added.

Uday Kumar, a second standard student, was electrocuted after he accidentally came in contact with a live electrical wire left un-insulated at the Rajkumar Park maintained by the BBMP in Kammanahalli. The area where the boy was electrocuted was waterlogged as well. The family of the victim has filed a complaint seeking legal action against the authorities concerned.