Girl Dies After Iron Road Falls on Her Head in Bengaluru Park

The police have filed a case of negligence against BBMP officials and the contractor.

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Thirteen-year-old Bengaluru girl Priya Gowda died after an iron rod fell on her while she played at a neighbourhood park on 13 August.

Gowda was killed after the under-construction slide she was climbing collapsed at a park maintained by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) at MVJ Layout. She was declared brought dead after locals took her to the nearby hospital. Later her body was shifted to Bowring Hospital.

Mahadevapura police said the tragedy occurred around 5.30pm on Saturday. The park did not have any security guards or warning signs.

“It is a clear case of negligence on part of BBMP. They have kept playing equipment in the park while a few are being fixed. How would children know about the condition of the equipment, if there is no notice board,” one of the eyewitnesses told Deccan Chronicle.

“A pole (part of the new equipment) fell on her head. She collapsed unconscious with severe head injuries. She was rushed to a nearby private hospital where she was declared brought dead,” MB Boralingaiah, DCP (south east) told The Times of India.

Police have filed a case of negligence against BBMP officials and the contractor.

“A lot of play equipment is being kept in the park and the work on fixing them was underway. We have registered a complaint. It is too early to comment. Only after the completion of the investigation, we can say who is at fault," a police official told Deccan Chronicle.

(The story was originally published on The News Minute)

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