B’luru Woman’s Body Found 9 Days After Being Washed Away in Drain

The woman had been washed away along with her daughter on 13 October in the rains.

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It was the sixth rain-related death in the city in the space of three days as pockets of the city were flooded by heavy rain.
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The body of 45-year-old Ningamma has been found, nine days after she got washed away along with her 16-year-old daughter, in a storm water drain at Laggere near Kurubarahalli in Bengaluru, as per a report in The New Indian Express.

While daughter Pushpa’s body was found three days later near Kumbalgod by the fire and emergency department and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had searched in vain for Ningamma’s body.

Extensive search operations were conducted in 21 locations that covered a radius of 41 kms from the victim’s home, reported Deccan Herald.

Around 1:30 pm on Sunday, a local resident discovered the body when he went to pick up a piece of paper from the drain adjacent to Rajakaluve. He immediately notified authorities, and constable Somshekar, who is related to Ningamma, arrived on the spot.

The body was taken to Victoria Hospital for postmortem, the report says.

“After seeing the body at Victoria Hospital, I confirmed that it was my mother as I remember she was wearing her favourite dark-coloured blouse that day,” said Shobha, daughter of the victim speaking to TNIE.

BBMP Mayor R Sampath Kumar handed Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the victim’s family on Sunday.

It was the sixth rain-related death in the city in the space of three days as pockets of the city were flooded by heavy rain. The death toll in the city has risen to 16 so far.

(This article was originally published in The News Minute.)

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