HYDERABAD: B. Anantaiah’s family protested with his body, demanding a government post for his son in Sahebnagar, Vanasthalipuram, on Monday.
Addressing the correspondent, N. Nagaraju, 23, son of Anantaiah, said: “We do not demand anything excessive. We are asking for a government job that we should get according to the law in these types of incidents. My father was the sole breadwinner. My mother is devastated by the news of my father’s death.
“It was clearly the laxity of the GHMC that led to my father’s death. Even after my father’s death, we couldn’t see him for almost six days. During those seven days, every minute, we endured mental pain, ”Nagaraju said. this correspondent.
He further added that the officials did not find his father, it was his friends who found him in the manhole. The officials later arrived. “After tirelessly trying to retrieve my father’s body, it was a heartbreaking and exhausting experience. My friends regrouped and started searching all the way down the public sewer line, from where my dad disappeared to the nearby lake where the sewer line ends. A friend of mine first saw the legs and informed us. GHMC officials arrived on site and confirmed that it was my father and took him out with the help of the Ajantha Techno Solutions team, ”Nagaraju added.
“It has been unbearable agony for my family for the past six days. We don’t know how we can manage without my dad being there. My mother Bhagyamma and my 21-year-old sister, eight months pregnant, have spent sleepless nights the past few days waiting for my father’s corpse, ”he said.
Aruna, Head of Medchal District of Safai Karamchari Andolan, said: “It was a painful experience for the family. Although manual cleaning is prohibited, it is still practiced in Hyderabad and because of it two innocent people lost their lives. It is the government’s responsibility to compensate them adequately. “
The government provided Rs 10 lakh as a courtesy and Rs 5 lakh was donated by the contractor. However, as the case was closed under the SC / ST law, they should get additional government work relief for the victim’s parents and a pension for Anantaiah’s wife.
Based on the victim’s complaint, Vanasthalipuram Police closed a case under Section 304-II IPC, SC / ST Prevention of Atrocity (POA) ACT, Provision of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Rehabilitation Act.