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Chitradurga DC suspends drinking water supply officer as three die in Kavadigara Hatti

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Chitradurga: After the death of three persons and several people taking ill due to consumption of contaminated drinking water in Kavadigara Hatti in Chitradurga, Deputy Commissioner Divya Prabhu GRJ has suspended drinking water supply assistant officer C H Prakash Babu, a pump operator and recommended further suspension of assistant executive engineer and a junior engineer in Chitradurga Municipal Council.

Her decision comes in the wake of lab sample reports showing the water samples as unfit for consumption. It may be recalled here that three persons died and several people complained of vomiting after drinking water in Kavadigara hatti. Now, according to biological samples collected from the village showed that the water supplied to Kavadigara Hatti was unfit for consumption.

She has also suspended drinking water supply assistant officer C H Prakash Babu.

After the news of over 70 people taking ill after consuming drinking water in Kavadigara hatti went viral, the State government had ordered an investigation ito it.

Meanwhile, District In-charge Minister D Sudhakar has stated that the government would give suitable compensation to the deceased family. He also enquired about the health of those admitted in the district hospital.

-Team Mysoorunews


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