Suicide for toilet: Probe into Rekha’s suicide

DECCAN CHRONICLE | U SUDHAKAR REDDY
Published Jan 28, 2016, 2:50 am IST
Updated Jan 28, 2016, 11:09 am IST
The officials were also asked to chalk out an action plan to construct Individual House Hold Latrines.
Rekha's family showing her photo
 Rekha's family showing her photo

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has asked the Nalgonda district administration to conduct a detailed inquiry into the suicide of K. Rekha and the issue of lack of toilets in Gundala.

Bhongir RDO N. Madhusudhan and deputy SP visited the family of K. Rekha on Wednesday. Rekha ended her life as her dad refused to construct a toilet due to financial problems.

The officials were also asked to chalk out an action plan to construct Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHL).

Bhongir RDO N. Madhusudhan said, “After the report appeared in DC senior IAS official Radha asked collector Satyanarayana Reddy to conduct an enquiry and file a report. As the collector instructed us we visited the village.

"It is true that Rekha committed suicide as they don’t have a toilet. However, her father Sattaiah has no place to construct a toilet. His name is there in the eligibility list for IHHL. But as he has no space he didn’t approach us.”

Mr Madhusudhan added, “We have sanctioned 90 toilets in the same village. Now we are going to ensure that all houses get individual toilets. The collector asked us to send proposals to provide ex-gratia to Rekha’s family treating it as a special case.”

Mr Madhusudhan said, "The problem is not specific to Gundala or Bhongir division. In many cases people are not coming forward. We have been trying to create awareness in grama sabhas."

He said officials will try to ensure that Sattaiah gets space while dividing the plot with his brothers so that he can construct a toilet.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad

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