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Wednesday, March 29 2023

Mandya: FIR registered against three in giant wheel case

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Mandya: An FIR has been filed against two officials including the owner of the giant wheel in connection with the case of a 14-year-old girl injured during operation of giant wheel. It is said that Bengaluru-based girl Srividya’s hair got caught while playing on the giant wheel and her skin too got ripped off.

An FIR has been registered at the Srirangapattana Police Station against Ramesh, the owner of the giant wheel, the Executive Officer (EO) of the Sriranganathaswamy Temple, and the Chief Officer of Srirangapattana Town Municipal Council.

The accident had taken place on the night of Saturday on the grounds of the Sriranganatha Temple in Srirangapattana, Mandya. The girl is now in a critical condition and is being treated at a Private Hospital in Mysuru. Srirangapattana Police has registered a case based on the complaint lodged by the girl’s relative Pooja on Sunday January 39.

Ranganath Jatrotsava was held in Ranganath Temple as part of Rathasaptami. Ramesh had organised giant wheel operation in the temple grounds for the festival. He did not get any permission from the Temple or the Municipality to install the giant wheel in the grounds. A case under IPC Section 337 has also been filed against the EO of the Temple and the Municipal Chief for negligence as they did not take any action against the owner who installed the giant wheel in the fair grounds without taking any precautionary measures.

In the complaint lodged at Police Station, the injured girl Srividya’s aunt Pooja said that, “Srividya came to our house with her mother from Bengaluru on the occasion of a programme organised at home and Ranganath Jatrotsava. We went to the fair together with the whole family. There she climbed the giant wheel like everyone else to play with another young lady. The organisers and workers who were operating the giant wheel were operating without giving any warning. While playing, Srividya’s hair got stuck in the connecting rod of the giant wheel which had a technical fault. Her hair was pulled out along with scalp skin and was seriously injured. But the organisers continued operation without stopping the giant wheel. Immediately, my relative who was there went and switched off the generator and removed the girl entangled and admitted her to the Srirangapattana Government Hospital with the help of the public, she stated.

In the complaint it was further stated that the reason for this accident is that the owner of Giant Wheel, Ramesh, did not arrange for suitable technical persons and did not give proper instructions to the workers there. Complainant also requested that a proper investigation should be conducted and appropriate action should be taken against the Temple Executive Officers and the Municipal Heads who have been negligent in discharging their official duty and thus provide justice to injured.

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