A tragic incident of electrocution in Bengaluru has resulted in the death of a 23-year-old woman and her nine-month-old daughter, raising concerns about civic negligence. The incident occurred in the Whitefield area of Bengaluru when Soundarya and her baby daughter, Suviksliya, were returning home from Tamil Nadu on Sunday.
The mother and daughter unknowingly stepped on a live wire lying on the roadside at the Hope Farm signal. Tragically, they died on the spot due to the electrocution. The live wire had been snapped and went unnoticed in the darkness.
In response to the incident, five employees of the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) have been suspended for neglecting their duties. Additionally, a show-cause notice has been issued to the BESCOM Superintendent Engineer of East Circle and the Executive Engineer of the Whitefield division.
Karnataka’s Power Minister, KJ George, has vowed to take tough actions against anyone else found responsible for the accident. He also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family of the victims.
This tragic incident has raised questions about civic negligence and the need for better maintenance of public infrastructure to prevent such accidents in the future.