HT wire claims one more victim

Violation of building regulations rampant in many lanes in the area

Nanditha Priya, a class VII student of Sun Flower School in Cholur Palya, has become the latest victim of an apparent violation of rules by the building owners and alleged negligence by the BBMP and the BESCOM.
Priya was rushed to the hospital with severe burns on Tuesday and on Saturday she died, police said.

Priya's body was handed over to the relatives after a post-mortem was conducted at the Victoria Hospital. Magadi Road police have registered a case of unnatural death.
According to building regulations, there should be a distance of 12-15 feet between a building and HT wire. In this instance, however, the landlord increased the building's height for commercial gains.

According to sources, building violations are quite rampant in the locality. Most of the buildings in the neighbourhood have a distance of three-five feet from the HT wires. Most of these buildings are illegal structures for which BBMP engineers issue No Objection Certificates on payment of heavy bribe, sources added.
On March 21 last, two electricians had suffered burns while fixing the antenna on the terrace of a house in Manjunath Nagar, Magadi Road. One of them Rajappa died on March 25 whereas Chandrashekhar died two days later.

Two killed in accident
Two two daily wage workers, who slept outside their houses in Chikkajala on Saturday, were run over by a tipper truck killing them on the spot.
The deceased, Moinuddin (23) and Mehboobsab (24) were from Nandihal village in Lingasgur taluk, Raichur district.
The tipper truck driver, Gunaselvan, was arrested and produced before the court, said the police.
DH News Service

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