In a shocking incident, Sumeda, 12-year-old girl who went missing after she went out cycling in Neredmet was found to be drowned to death in an open drain. The special rescue teams deployed by Neredmet police found the girl’s body hours after they recovered her pink colour cycle in the drain in the early hours of Friday.
Into details, the Sumeda’s parents approached Neredmet police after she failed to return home as she went out cycling on Thursday evening. Police swung into action with the CCTV footage obtained from a camera outside one of the houses in the colony as crucial evidence.
However, all the obtained CCTV footages came to no help with the recordings showing the girl cycling and no further information. Out of speculations that Sumeda might have slipped into one of the open drains, the disaster response team of the Directorate of Enforcement Vigilance and Disaster Management carried out search operations which ended up recovering the girl’s body from Banda Cheruvu.
The incident welcomed sharp criticism over GHMC’s negligence while the locals confronting that no one responded to their requests to build small walls around the drains.
It can be noted that hundreds of grievances were lodged by Thursday evening with the call centre of GHMC, My GHMC App, and Dial 100 just for the two-hour downpour in the city.
The complaints were of waterlogging, dilapidated building or wall collapse, fallen tree, repairs to roads and potholes.