bescom: Bengaluru: Bescom, BBMP, building owner booked for culpable homicide | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Three months after an eight-year-old boy trying to retrieve a kite from the rooftop of a building sustained electric shocks and died of burns, Viveknagar police have registered a case under IPC sections 304 for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and 304A for causing death due to negligence against officials from Bescom, BBMP and KPTCL, and the building owner.
The boy’s father had alleged the first floor of the building, where his son was electrocuted, was an illegal construction. On June 20, Shishil Singh, second son of Prakash Singh, was flying a kite near his house. It got entangled in a branch and Shishil went to the terrace of a neighbouring house, owned by Anish, to retrieve it.
“Shishil sustained severe electric shocks while trying to pull the kite. We shifted him to St John’s Hospital; he succumbed on July 23 after battling for life for over a month,” Singh said in his complaint.
Singh went to inspect the spot last week. “I realised Anish had illegally built the first floor. The high-tension wires pass very close to the terrace and that was how my son was electrocuted. Had the illegal floor not been built, he would not have died. I blame officials from Bescom, BBMP and KPTCL for the illegal construction and my son’s electrocution,” Singh said in his complaint.
Police said they have issued notices to the parties mentioned in the FIR.

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