Girl's body found in Madiwala lake, 40 hrs later after she slipped into drain

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Bangalore, Oct 8: The body of 9 yearold Geetha, who slipped into a stormwater drain in Bangalore on October 6, was finally found in the Madiwala lake in a decomposed state.

Her body was sent to the Government Hospital for autopsy.

It was a tragic story, hinting at the calousness of BBMP and the state of roads in Bangalore. Geetha had come to the city to enjoy a Dasara vacation 10 days ago. It turned tragic when she slipped into the overflowing drain near Jayadeva hospital. Geetha's family were in Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, her inconsolable aunt, Dhanalakshmi, with whom she was walking, said,"Geetha's hand slipped from mine as she fell into the drain. I just want her to be rescued." She lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital after the incident.

Soon after she fell into the drain, local residents jumped into the water 6-feet deep drain immediately.  But, she could not be traced even after a 2-hour search. Bilekahalli councillor N. Roopa Ramesh admitted that the slab over the drain was not covered properly, owing to the desilting process that was going on. However, giving a different story was city in-charge Minister R. Ramalinga Reddy who said that the slab was opened due to some construction work.  

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