Raichur water contamination deaths under investigation: Karnataka CM Bommai
Two officials had already been suspended in the case and water samples from all the wards are being tested
Hubballi: After the recent deaths in Raichur allegedly due to contaminated water, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said the investigation is on and criminal cases will be registered, if necessary.
“Investigation is on into the deaths caused due to consumption of contaminated water in Raichur. Criminal cases would be registered, if necessary,” Bommai told media persons in Hubballi on Saturday.
He said that already two officials had been suspended in the case and water samples from all the wards are being tested.
The number of people who died after drinking contaminated water in Raichur has gone up to five.
Meanwhile, the chief minister has ordered a compensation of ₹5 lakh to the families of the deceased.
He has also asked the Karnataka Water Supply and Sewerage Board’s chief engineer to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter.