The drain was undergoing excavation works ahead of monsoon, and Bowenpally police have registered a case against the contractor for causing death by negligence.

A seven-year-old boy died after falling into an open drain in Hyderabad on Saturday, June 5. The incident took place in Bhavana Colony in the city’s Bowenpally. The drain was undergoing some digging works, in order to expand it ahead of the monsoon season. In the absence of a partition wall next to the site, the boy, identified as Anand Sai, is said to have accidentally slipped into the flowing drain and drowned.

While Anand is suspected to have fallen into the drain at around 9.40, his body could only be fished out after three hours, as the water’s heavy flow caused it to be swept away. “We had to divert the water and restrict the water’s flow using sand bags. We retrieved the body at around 12.30 pm,” K Ravi Kumar, Bowenpally inspector. Along with police, firefighters were engaged to…

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