The shocking death of Sumedha, a 12-year-old girl who was drowned to death in an open drain after she went out cycling in Neredmet is now drawing sharp criticism from all prisms over the GHMC negligence.
Hours after the postmortem report of Sumedha confirmed that she died of drowning after a head injury, Human Rights Commission pulled up GHMC over the incident.
Instructing the GHMC officials to render clarification over the issue, the Human Rights Commission on Saturday directed the commissioner to submit a report on the incident by November 13th.
Meanwhile, the parents of Sumedha stated that they would move High Court against GHMC and Mainampally legislator Hanumanth Rao for neglecting their repeated urged to build a defending wall for the drain.
Sumedha’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.
Out of speculations that Sumedha 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.