The cause of death of Soundarya and Suvisksha has been identified as electrocution
The tragedy on the IT corridor footpath in Bengaluru underscores the need for a comprehensive review of existing safety standards and an immediate action plan to rectify any identified shortcomings.
Who are Soundarya and Suvisksha as Hope Farm Junction electrocution lead to their death in Bangalore
— AmaR (@asdeo_) November 19, 2023
By stepping on a stray live wire on the road, a mother and her 9-month-old daughter died on the spot in the Hope Farm junction in #Whitefield’s #Kadugodi at 5AM on November 19th. This is a case of negligence from the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (#BESCOM).… pic.twitter.com/ZL8eVriLcp
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In a heart-wrenching incident that unfolded on the bustling IT corridor footpath in Bengaluru, a young woman named Soundarya and her 9-month-old daughter were tragically killed.
The incident not only raises questions about the safety of public spaces but also underscores the urgent need for thorough infrastructure inspections and maintenance.
The Bengaluru IT corridor victims are identified as 28-year-old Soundarya and her infant daughter Suvisksha. They were walking along the footpath near Hope Farm Junction when the unthinkable occurred. Initial reports suggest that a live electrical wire, negligently left exposed came in contact with them, leading to the fatal electrocution. As per authorities, fiber-optic cables are lying in several areas so the victim must have assumed electric wires to be them.
Bengaluru, often hailed as the Silicon Valley of India has witnessed rapid urbanization and infrastructural development in recent years. The IT corridor is home to numerous tech giants and a hub of employment. It has seen a surge in foot traffic as professionals and residents navigate the sidewalks daily. However, this tragic incident sheds light on a darker reality — the compromised safety of these seemingly mundane public spaces.
Local authorities have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the electrocution. Preliminary findings point towards a potential lapse in the maintenance of the electrical infrastructure along the footpath. This raises concerns about the adequacy of safety measures in place and the overall negligence that may have contributed to this devastating incident.
Citizens and activists are demanding accountability from both municipal authorities and the agencies responsible for maintaining the city’s infrastructure. The incident serves as a grim reminder that negligence in basic safety protocols can lead to catastrophic consequences, affecting the lives of innocent individuals.
While Bengaluru has been a beacon of progress in the tech industry, it is imperative that the city’s growth is accompanied by a parallel commitment to the safety and well-being of its residents.