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Bengaluru: Youth washed away in strong current, dead body found in a drain 5KM away, family members told the police’s claim as a lie

Bangalore. Another death has occurred due to the torrential rains in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka. The deceased youth has been identified as 32-year-old Lokesh. The young man was swept away in a fast flowing drain. Earlier on Sunday itself, a girl working in Infosys had died after her car drowned in the underpass. The police suspect that Lokesh had tried to measure the depth of the storm drain and then accidentally slipped.

Relatives of the deceased rejected the police claim
However, his relatives rejected the police claim and said that Lokesh slipped and fell in the drain and then got washed away. Lokesh reportedly tripped and fell at Kempapura Agrahara and his body was discovered at Byattarayanapura, located on Mysore Road, about 5 km away. In connection with the incident, Kempapura police station has registered a case of unnatural death.

Infosys techie dies
On the other hand, a 22-year-old girl working in Infosys was going with her family on Sunday. Then due to heavy rains, his car got stuck near Vidhana Soudha in KR Circle Underpass of Bengaluru. After this, the people around informed the police and fire department about the incident. Then with the help of concerned persons, who reached the flooded underpass in the city centre, fire and emergency service personnel successfully rescued the five family members and the driver.

CM gave compensation to the victim’s family
However, the girl died. Who was identified as Bhanurekha. The girl was immediately taken to St. Martha’s Hospital along with other family members, where doctors declared her brought dead. On receiving the news of the incident, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah immediately visited the hospital to take stock of the situation. He announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victim’s family as well as free medical treatment for those admitted in the hospital.

CM issued statement
Talking to the media, the CM said, “The family from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh had hired a car and came to visit Bengaluru. Bhanurekha used to work in Infosys. Due to the rain, the barricade on the underpass collapsed and the driver took the risk of crossing the underpass, which he should not have done.”

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