Raichur contaminated water deaths: Karnataka CM Bommai informs criminal cases to be filed if necessary

Hubballi (Karnataka):

After reporting several deaths allegedly due to contaminated water in Raichur, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai informed that water samples have been sent for the testing and a criminal case will be filed if necessary.

The Chief Minister on Saturday said, “Investigation is on into the deaths caused due to consumption of contaminated water in Raichur. Criminal cases would be registered if necessary.” 

Bommai said that already two officials had been suspended in the case and water samples from all the wards are being tested.

The number of people who died after drinking contaminated water in Karnataka’s Raichur has gone up to five.

Meanwhile, CM has ordered a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of the deceased.

He has also asked the Karnataka Water Supply and Sewerage Board’s chief engineer to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter. 

(With inputs from ANI)


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