Though the authorities noticed the dead fish on Tuesday, May 10 itself and began the cleaning process, not all fish were completely removed. Residents of the surrounding area tell that fish were dying for the past two days and were found near the MEG area, thereby emanating a foul smell.
Residents complain that there has been a steady flow of sewage water into the lake which led to the drop in the oxygen levels which has caused the fish to die.The side of the lake where the dead fish were found is covered with garbage and plastic bags.
This is the second time in the year that dead fish were found in the lake. Earlier in March, hundreads of dead fish were floating on the surface of the lake sending the authorities into a tizzy.
Prakash Javadekar, the Environment Minister had that time ordered a probe into the issue. Later he even announced funds for the cleaning up of the lakes in Bengaluru.