Man falls in septic tank in Mulki, dies

The deceased has been identified as Kitta Koraga, a resident of Ullanje in Kateel. Though he fell on Sunday night, his body was removed only on Monday morning.

Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda, Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Dr K N Vijayprakash among others visited the spot and also met the family members of Kitta.

Minister visits

Social Welfare Minister Narayanaswamy who visited the spot on Tuesday regretted that though manual cleaning of septic work (carrying nightsoil) has been banned in State, he termed the incident as unfortunate.

Stressing the need to create awareness against the system, he said that there are machineries to clean the septic tank and he would speak with the department concerned.
District-in-Charge Minister Krishna J Palemar who accompanied the minister said that he would take steps to provide maximum compensation to Kitta’s kin.

One of the persons who was working with Kitta said that though they started the work at noon, they had to continue the work till night when the incident occurred.The hotel owner was arrested on Monday and produced before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody.

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