Missing boy found dead in uncovered manhole – 15 Mar 2023

SUKKUR: A small boy who went missing in the day was found dead in an uncovered manhole late on Monday night near his house in ADC Colony, Jacobabad, sparking protest by family members and supporters against municipal authorities on Tuesday morning.

The family members and neighbours mounted search for Mohammad Yousuf after he went missing in the day and finally found him in the manhole.

They took out the body and brought it to civil hospital where doctors confirmed the death and handed the body back it to heirs after completion of medico-legal formalities, said the family.

The following day on Tuesday, the bereaved family along with a large number of people including members of civil society placed the dead body on the National Highway near Shaheed Allah Bakhsh Park and demonstrated against the municipal authorities.

The victim`s father Muhammad Naeem Dayo and others said that the boy had died due to criminal negligence of municipal officials. Many manholes across the city werewithout covers in which children and elderly often fell to death, they said. The protesters deman-ded that all the manholes should be covered.-Correspondent

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