Nagpur: Three weeks have elapsed since two youngsters, Sagar Sahashrabudhe, 21, and Akshay Bind, 19, drowned in the wavepool at Haldiram Food’s water park on North Ambazari Road on May 20 but city police chief K Venkatesham is yet to look into the investigation details.
With police top brass not keen to take any prompt action, the case seems to have been relegated to cold storage by the Bajaj Nagar police station.
Venkatesham had earlier stated that prima facie there seems to be no negligence on behalf of the park management. In the latest development, the top cop said he is yet to look into the documents related to the case without elaborating much on the issue.
In addition, investigation officer API PP Nagtilak has been transferred out of city. Though not relieved yet, the case would be now handed over to some other officer this week.
Akshay’s uncle Chanduji said his mother had been sick since her son’s death and requires regular hospital visits. “An FIR is filed even cases of small accidents. We will highlight our cause during the monsoon session of the state assembly,” he said.
The aggrieved kin also indicated that they would seek intervention of the high court against police ignorance.
Sahashrabudhe and Bind had come along their friends in separate groups to enjoy the water park on a sunny afternoon. The two drowned in an mechanically-generated wave created in the pool where almost 200 revellers were enjoying. Apart from two, one Snehal Motghare too had gone down under the water surface but was rescued on time. He too had to be hospitalized. Another woman and few more friends of Bind and Sahashrabudhe had a miraculous escape.
The pool management did not inform police about the incident for almost couple of hours. It is learnt, Sahashrabudhe, Bind and Motghare were sent to hospital in an auto-rickshaws without any of the park management accompanying them, it’s learnt.
Though district administration had immediately asked the park management to shut down their operations, police did nothing apart from registering accidental death. No offence has been registered for death due to negligence or culpable homicide not amounting to murder which had been the routine exercise in such matters.
The friends of Sahashrabudhe, Motghare and Bind, in presence of media, had repeatedly told the cops regarding the perilous situation from which they had managed to escape death. They had also highlighted the lacuna in management of the park.
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