A tragic and sorrowful incident happened yesterday in the Dashmantpur block area of the Koraput district. Four children lost their lives due to the negligence of the contractor.
The contractor dug holes to take out the soil for the road construction work. Four innocent children were killed when they fell into the hole while playing. This incident took place in Majhiguda village in Dashmantpur block.
According to reports, four children from the village fell into a hole while playing. By the time the villagers rescued him a long time ago, everything was over. There was no life in the body, only an empty body was found in the hole.
During the construction of the Bharatmala project, the contractor dug holes and took the soil out of it to use in the road construction work. The villagers repeatedly told the contractor to close the holes but no one listened.
As a result, yesterday four lives have been lost. They were identified as Purni Hantal (8), Bimala Sukri (6), Raila Sukri (4) and Madhusudan Hantal (6). The death of minors has cast a shadow of mourning over the region.
The villagers have demanded compensation from the contractor. Later police team reached the scene, seized the body and send them for postmortem. A further investigation is underway, as per the local police.