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Mangaluru: Death of watchmen - bank, security chief booked for negligence

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Nov 9: The bodies of two of the security personnel who met tragic death when fast asleep inside Talapady K C Road branch of Kotekar Agricultural Service Cooperative bank on Tuesday November 7 night, identified as Umesh and Somanath, were cremated on Tuesday while the mortal remains of Santosh were consigned to flames on Wednesday November 8.

In the meanwhile, a case stands registered against the board of directors of the said bank, branch manager, and chief of security agency to which two of the deceased persons belonged, for negligence.

Santosh from Manjanady, Somanath from Kolya Kasimbettu, both of whom belonged to a private security agency, and Umesh, employed as permanent security staff of the bank, all of whom had slept inside bank premises, had died ostensibly due to the inhalation of poisonous gases arising out of generator. Minister, U T Khader, took part in the funeral held on Wednesday.

Case under section 304A of Indian Penal Code (causing death by negligence) stands registered in Ullal police station against the bank's board of directors, branch manager, and security agency.

In its emergency meeting, board of directors of the bank, which met on Wednesday, discussed about paying compensation to the families of the deceased security men because of their poor background. The meeting decided to pay compensation to all the three families. The bank branch, which had been locked by police for investigation, was opened on Wednesday for normal business.

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  • Marle, Kudla

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    Sad state of our labour law. people are treated like dirt.

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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    For me patriotism is supporting the cause for compensation for the victims family.
    1. Bank should be fined 25 lakhs each for the deceased
    2. Security company CEO should face imprisonment 10 years each for the. Victim.

    Let's prove our nationalism by helping the helpless.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    I have no comments on this sad tragedy whereby three precious lives were lost. Only a full and complete investigation will reveal the exact cause of the deadly mishap. May the souls of the deceased persons rest in eternal peace and deepest condolences to the deceased families and loved ones. The persons responsible for this mishap should be severely punished for the deaths of this hard-working individuals.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Arrest Bank Manager ...

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