Bengaluru Woman Falls Off Scooty On Flooded Road, Electrocuted To Death, Sparks Outrage

A 23-year-old woman died due to electrocution after slipping on a waterlogged road in rain-hit Bengaluru. Her death has triggered a wave of outrage against the government.

23-year-old electrocuted to death

A young woman’s death due to electrocution after slipping on a waterlogged street in rain-hit Bengaluru has triggered outrage, with many questioning the Karnataka government for mismanagement and carelessness. The city police on Tuesday registered a case of death due to negligence against Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials.


Akhila, who used to work as a receptionist at a private company, was returning to her home in the Sarjapura area. She got off her scooter near Mayura Bakery where a stretch of the road was waterlogged. While towing the two-wheeler through the knee-deep water, she lost her balance. She tried to right herself by grabbing onto an electric pole but got electrocuted.

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The victim was rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared her dead on arrival. “She lost her balance and touched an electric pole and then she was electrocuted. It happened on the main road,” Whitefield Deputy Commissioner of Police S Girish said.

Akhila’s family has blamed carelessness by civic authorities and the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) for her death.


Netizens react

As news of the accidental death came into the spotlight, there was a serious outrage and anger against the government on social media. Here’s how people reacted: