VELLORE: As rains lashed Vellore district, a five-year-old boy was washed away by the flooded Uthirakaveri River within the limits of Veppankuppam police station right here on Friday. In accordance with police sources, Rithik Roshan (5), slipped into the river proper earlier than his mom’s eyes at round 1.30 pm on Friday. Pavithra (28), Rithik’s mom, stood helplessly together with her two-year-old daughter in her arms, as she watched her son getting washed away within the operating water, added the sources.
The Tamil Nadu Fireplace and Rescue Providers (TNFRS) personnel instantly launched a search operation. On Saturday morning, the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) joined the operation and are persevering with the search, which has gone previous 24 hours. In the meantime, Veppankuppam police has initiated a probe into the matter.
In one other rain-related incident, a 73-year-old girl died attributable to a wall collapse at Melvisharam in Ranipet. Gnanamani (73) was asleep inside her tiled-roof home when the incident occurred at 12.30 am on Saturday. Incessant rains might have brought on the construction to loosen, leading to its collapse, mentioned police sources. Gnanamani was rescued and brought to Walajah District Headquarters hospital the place she succumbed to her accidents.
A case was registered beneath part 174 (loss of life attributable to wall collapse) of the Code of Prison Process (CrPC). Later within the day, Minister for Handlooms and Textiles R Gandhi and Collector D Baskara Pandian visited her relations and paid homage to them.