Recently, a Bengaluru police officer noticed an open manhole and covered it up with a large stone sensing that it was dangerous, especially for small children walking by. He was lauded for averting accidents and rightly so because, in a different part of the country, such a mishap could not be prevented. We’re talking about the city of Mumbai and its uncovered drain in the monsoon season.
According to India Today, a 3-year-old toddler accidentally fell into an open gutter at 10.24 pm last night. A CCTV camera at Ambedkar Chowk on Goregaon-Malad Link Road captured the chilling incident.
— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2019
Hindustan Times identified the toddler as Devansh Suraj Dhansi who lives in the area with his parents. Local police authorities, BMC’s Disaster Management Unit, the fire brigade and medical professionals are working together to rescue him. Unfortunately, the boy hasn’t been traced yet. Shravan Tiwari (a social activist) was quoted saying,
“Till 1.20am, locals and officials had checked four spots at Pravasi Chowk, Ambedkar Chowk, St Thomas High School and Goptewadi but couldn’t find him.”
People are now praying that he is found as soon as possible and also slamming the municipal authorities for their negligence.
This has been happen due to BMC. As their staff has not done there work…..
We should blame BMC staff and there official….
— Vikas Singh (@VikasSi75409579) July 11, 2019
Very horrible and feeeling sad
— Pravin Daki (@pravindaki) July 11, 2019
Mumbai has become a shitpit with BMC being so careless about human life and safety
— Shelby (@TuAagLagaDega) July 11, 2019
Mumbai being a financial hub ,still the worst city in terms of roads, cleanliness.
— Mr. Kamal Jsh (@growingBSV) July 11, 2019
This so painful . People are not safe due to mismanagement by BMC. BMC should be dragged in court if anything goes wrong to child.
— aakash waghmare (@aakash191919) July 11, 2019
Omg praying for the baby rescue 🙏
— Hrushi (@OfficialHrushi) July 11, 2019
Omg!!! This is scary as hell. Such carelessness
— Ashish (@indifferent_guy) July 11, 2019
Hope he will be rescued soon ..prayers 🙏🙏🙏
— aditya sharma (@cactus009) July 11, 2019
We sincerely hope that the rescue operations end in success and that this serves as a wake-up call to the concerned officials to take adequate steps and prevent something like this happening again in the future.