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.
Bengaluru: 23-Year-Old girl electrocuted due to waterlogging and negligence by civic bodies. @harishbijoor speaks to India Today on the issue #ITVideo #BengaluruRains (@PoojaShali) pic.twitter.com/1lorEFNgXz
— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) September 6, 2022
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.
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.
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:
Accountability and responsibility is what is missing.
A 23 year girl died in near Sarjapur area of Bengaluru due to electrocution. Severe water-logging led to her death. Akila was returning home on her scooter and due to flooding, she lost balance and hit electric pole. pic.twitter.com/WjtwIOh3Iw
— Suraj Suresh (@Suraj_Suresh16) September 6, 2022
23 year girl died due to electrocution near Whitefield area in #Bengaluru . Death due to negligence of BESCOM and water logging near Mayura Bakery. Akila was returning home on her scooter. Rain water was upto knew level and she couldn't ride back. pic.twitter.com/yKHDCicLen
— Shashi Shekara 🇮🇳 (@shashi_shekara) September 6, 2022
— BheemBoy💕🇮🇳 Eat Millets Stay Healthy🙏 (@PITCHBOSS) September 5, 2022
One young girl electrocuted to death in Bengaluru rain mess – what a shocker and shame
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) September 6, 2022
Buddha said that there is no home without death.
Namma BBMP has a Bengaluru interpretation of this divine knowledge
"NO ROAD WITHOUT POTHOLE" pic.twitter.com/eReQDLWtt6
— Kamran (@CitizenKamran) September 5, 2022
Che. Young life lost. Believe it or not Bengaluru is one of the best cities in India. Who will take accountability for her death? https://t.co/CskYakA86u
— The Observer (@_Observier) September 6, 2022
Not The Hero We Deserve,
But The Hero We Need. pic.twitter.com/9wxKxEjS6O
— Ankit Budhwani (@ankit_budhwani) September 6, 2022
The City with Most Beautiful weather and greenery.
Going to the dust because of few hundred corrupt Politicians. The Mafia controls all three Political Parties.
— Dr Ranjan (@AAPforNewIndia) September 6, 2022
What is the administration & government doing for the whole Bengaluru water logging/ floods thing?
— Dr. Loose Tongue (@LooseTweeter) September 6, 2022
— Vinnie (@VinayNagaraju1) September 6, 2022
Govt is responsible for her death. But going against a whole system isn't possible for her family. Whole system is corrupt, everyone! Netas and babus won't get affected by floods, rain etc. It's the common fan who face the consequence. Shame on our govt!
— 🎯DEVI CAPITAL🎯 (@DS_790) September 6, 2022