Thomas (Special correspondent)
In a tragic incident, three persons including two boys drowned in a krishi honda while playing in Iggaaluru village in Anekal on Saturday evening.
The deceased have been identified as Amith Kumar,(31),Rishikesh,(9) and Deemanth.(12).
They are residents of Nagenahalli Layout.Kumar, hails from Sandur in Bellary district was working in an IT company in Electronic City and was unmarried.The boys were students in a private school.
According to the police, Rishikesh and Deemanth along with another friend were playing cricket after returning from the school and around 4.30pm .
The cricket ball fell into the 20 feet deep pond and three of them got in and drowned while trying to get the ball out.
Surya screamed for help and Amith who was passing nearby rushed and pulled him out immediately.He Amith went to the middle of the pond drowned while trying to rescue two.
Lokesh,a resident,also heard the scream and went to see what happened.He noticed the mishap and called fire and emergency personnel.
However, the villagers pulled out the bodies using a rope before fire personnel were about to reach the spot and police were informed about the incident.
The rescued Surya ran away from the spot before villagers rushed to the spot,the police said.
The bodies were later recovered and shifted for postmortem based on a complaint by Deemanth’s parents the police have filed a case of negligence against Chandrashekar Reddy,who owns the farmland.
There was no safety fencing around the pond and However,Reddy claimed that there was a compound wall around and it had recently collapsed due to the heavy rain and also it was partially damaged by some of the residents who are constructing houses in the layout,the police added.
Preliminary investigation revealed that reddy had availed government grant to construct krishi honda for farming at his land.
However he has not taken the required precautionary measures like fencing the area to prevent untoward incident.
Hence he is accountable and liable to be booked under section 304a of IPC, which is death due to negligence said a senior officer.