Hyderabad: More than three weeks after the incident, the Narsingi police on Tuesday arrested an unskilled employee of the housekeeping wing and a mechanic for the electrocution of a six-year-old at PBEL City on February 12.
Sai Kumar Goud, 25, and Madhav, the mechanic, are employed with Goldenstar Facilities and Service Private Limited, which maintains PBEL City. The Narsingi police filed a criminal case under PIC Section 304A, charging them with negligence.
Both Goud and Madhav were not trained to do electric work and their criminal negligence led to the death of Monish, police said.
Monish’s father K. Deevakar said, “We will continue to fight till the culprits are prosecuted. I am seeking legal advice to fight this case. I demand that the license of Goldenstar Facilities be cancelled.”
Investigating officer K.M. Raghavendra told this newspaper, “Ahead of Sankranti festivities at PBEL City, Goud was tasked to set up temporary floodlights. While installing additional lighting, Goud, who is not trained to handle electrical work, removed the connection from the lamp post’s junction box. After the celebrations, he was supposed to re-connect the wires but he did not do so which constitutes criminal negligence”.
The wire lay exposed for almost a month after the festivities in mid-January. On February 12, six-year-old Monish tried to swing from the lamp post while playing in contact with the live wire and was electrocuted.
Chilling CCTV camera images showed Monish’s body remaining stuck to the pole for some moments before he fell down. By the time help arrived and he was taken to hospital, Monish was dead.
There were several lamp posts in the park with the wires exposed, police said, pointing to the extent of negligence. “Goud and Madhav and are being interrogated. The electrician may be arrested as the work was being carried at his behest, Mr Raghavendra said.
The police is yet to question the developers of PBEL and take their statement three weeks after the incident....