Bengaluru, May 22: A day after a woman techie drowned in Bengaluru’s KR Circle underpass due to flooding, the police have registered a case of unnatural death and are investigating the case.
Based on the complaint filed by the victim Bhanu Rekha’s brother Sandeep blaming the officials for the tragedy, the police have filed an FIR under IPC section 304(a) (Causing death by negligence).
On Sunday, 22-year-old Bhanu Rekha, an Infosys employee and her family’s car got stuck in neck-deep water at the KR Circle underpass near Vidhana Soudha. After the family raised the alarm, fire and emergency services rescued the family and were rushed to St Martha’s Hospital where doctors declared Bhanu Rekha dead.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah rushed to the hospital and consoled the family. The CM announced Rs five lakh compensation to the next of kin of the victim.
Bhanu Rekha’s post-mortem will be done at Victoria Hospital on Monday after which the mortal remains will be handed over to the family.
Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar along with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Tushar Giri Nath inspected the spot on Sunday night.
A case has been registered at Halasuru Gate Police Station and the probe is underway.