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5-yr-old boy falls to death in city drain

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GUWAHATI, Sept 5 � A five-year-old boy, Joydip Chakrabarty of Barsapara under Fatashil Ambari police station here lost his life after falling into a drain near his house today while he was playing with a friend.

Following the accident, the Kamrup Metro district administration ordered a magisterial enquiry into the death of the little boy. Circle Officer (Attached) Prashant Kathkatia will investigate the entire matter.

Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu visited the spot and met family members of the boy. The administration announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh to the family.

Angamuthu said after the visit that the owner of the house, where the family resided, had constructed it over a drain. He directed civic officials to take action in this regard.

Angamuthu also directed that a survey be carried out to divert rain-water coming to the Barsapara locality from the hilly areas and for submission of the report within one month.

Meanwhile, following this morning�s heavy shower many localities in the city suffered massive waterlogging, including areas along the RG Baruah Road and GS Road.

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5-yr-old boy falls to death in city drain

GUWAHATI, Sept 5 � A five-year-old boy, Joydip Chakrabarty of Barsapara under Fatashil Ambari police station here lost his life after falling into a drain near his house today while he was playing with a friend.

Following the accident, the Kamrup Metro district administration ordered a magisterial enquiry into the death of the little boy. Circle Officer (Attached) Prashant Kathkatia will investigate the entire matter.

Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu visited the spot and met family members of the boy. The administration announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh to the family.

Angamuthu said after the visit that the owner of the house, where the family resided, had constructed it over a drain. He directed civic officials to take action in this regard.

Angamuthu also directed that a survey be carried out to divert rain-water coming to the Barsapara locality from the hilly areas and for submission of the report within one month.

Meanwhile, following this morning�s heavy shower many localities in the city suffered massive waterlogging, including areas along the RG Baruah Road and GS Road.