Kumram Bheem Asifabad: Spontaneity of Wankidi Sub-Inspector Deekonda Ramesh saved the life of a tribal woman who sustained serious injuries when she accidentally came into touch with live wire laid by unknown wild animal hunters.
The incident was reported from Tokkiguda, a remote hamlet under Navegaon village in Wankidi mandal and on the borders of Telangana and Maharastra on Wednesday night. The incident came to light on Friday.
The Sub-Inspector received a panic call from a person stating that a woman was electrocuted and three others were wounded when they accidentally touched an electrified fence meant for killing wild animals at foothill of a hillock and on the fringes of forest of Tokkiguda on Wednesday at around 8 pm. The victims were returning home after catching fish in an irrigation tank on the outskirts of neighboring Dondra village on the fateful evening.
Ramesh and along with Probationary Sub-Inspector P Ramakrishna immediately rushed to Navegaon village by their official vehicle by 9 pm. They managed to reach the spot of the accident by trekking for 5 kilometers using torch lights and facing chilly weather conditions. They brought the body of Bhuta Neelabai (45) by wrapping it in bed sheets, with the help of locals. They ensured shifting injured Muchineni Muchineni Rajakka, Mutha Bheem Rao by a tractor to Indani village and then to the district headquarters by a jeep situated about 25 kilometers away from Navegaon, on Thursday 3 am.
Hired private ambulance
However, it was Ramesh’s wise decision to shift Rajakka from Asifabad town to a hospital in Hyderabad saved her life. He arranged a private ambulance by spending his money after failing to get a government-run one available at district headquarters hospital at around 2 am. Rajakka, who lost both eyes when she fell on the live wire, was initially admitted to Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital and later shifted to Osmania General Hospital of Hyderabad.
“Sub-Inspector extended a helping hand in shifting from the spot to Navegaon. Had the Sub-Inspector not hired the ambulance service spending Rs 10,000, my wife would have died on that night. Additionally, he donated Rs 2,000 to us for food and other expenses in Hyderabad. Rajakka’s medical condition is stable now. We will be indebted to him forever,” Pochaiah, a daily wager told ‘Telangana Today’
Two wild animal hunters booked
The two hunters allegedly laid a 1 kilo-meter long electrified fence by stealing electricity from a nearby power line to kill wild animals. The fence claimed the life of Neelabai and caused injuries to three others. Based on a complaint received from Panata Dev Rao, a family member of the victim, a case was registered against Jugunaka Chitru, a farmer of Rahapalli in Maharashtra and Kumram Sonerao, a resident of Dondra village. Investigations got underway.
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