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Six held guilty for Manesar borewell death

india Updated: Sep 22, 2012 00:44 IST
HT Correspondent

Six people have been held responsible for the death of a four-year-old girl, Mahi, who fell into an open borewell at Manesar near Gurgaon on June 20 this year.

Additional deputy commissioner (ADC) KM Pandurang, who conducted an inquiry into the incident, submitted his 204-page report to deputy commissioner (DC) Gurgaon PC Meena on Friday.

Those held responsible are Rohtash Tayal, owner of the plot where the borewell was dug and left unattended, caretaker Surender Singh who used to collect rent from Tayal’s tenants, head (sarpanch) of the Kasan gram panchayat Bimla Devi, the owner of the drilling machine used to dig the borewell, panchayat secretary Surjeet and a ward official.

The report says Tayal dug the borewell without the authorities’ permission.

It also says Bimla Devi and Surjeet were not aware of the illegal borewell and that amounted to criminal negligence.

Mahi fell into a 68-feet borewell at Kasan village near Manesar and despite efforts of the district administration and the Army, she could not be rescued alive.

The uproar and the media attention forced the deputy commissioner to order a magisterial inquiry into the lapses that led to the incident.

“Further action will be taken as per procedure,” said a senior official.

The district administration, meanwhile, has deposited

Rs1 lakh as fixed deposit in the name of Mahi’s sibling who will get an annual interest on the amount.