Hyderabad: Accused in live wire death case gets bail

Five persons have been arrested in the case so far.

Hyderabad: Anita Verghese, managing director of Goldenstar Facilities and Service Private Limited, who was arrested 15 days ago for alleged criminal negligence in the electrocution of six-year-old Monish, has got bail. Five persons have been arrested in the case so far.

Narsingi police inspector G.V. Ramana Goud told this newspaper that the MD and four workers were arrested under section 304 (A). She got bail and a chargesheet will be filed in the case.

According to the police, an unskilled housekeeping staffer left a live wire exposed adjacent to the lamp post in the garden of PBEL City where six-year-old Monish was playing and this caused his death.

The Narsingi police took into custody the staffer Sai Kumar Goud, 25, and Madhav, a lift mechanic, both of whom worked for the firm. A criminal case was registered against them under section 304 (A) IPC.

Later two more arrests were made — of an assistant manager working for the firm, Ratna Babu, and an electrician, Basvaraj. Anita Verghese was the fifth person to be arrested.

The tragic death of the young boy occurred just ahead of the Sankranthi festival when additional lights were installed for a programme to be held in PBEL City, a gated community. While installing additional lighting, the housekeeping staff who was un-trained and un-skilled in electrical work, removed the electric connection from the lamp post's junction box. After the celebration, he should have re-connected the live wires, but did not do so and thus is liable for "criminal negligence".

The family has still not come to terms with the death of Monish. His 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 licence of Goldenstar should be cancelled.”

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