Bangalore: Ramachandrappa is a security guard from A K Collony near Domlur. He struggles day and night to offer a good life to his two sons, Manoj, 14, Tanoj, 12, and his wife Nagarathnamma. He dreamt to make his sons honest government officers. But suddenly his dreams shattered with the collapse of a mud-wall of the Army AC Centre adjacent to his 10 feet by 10 feet house on Friday late night. The two siblings were buried alive under the debris. Nagarathnamma, who is gravely injured, is currently admitted in the ICU of the Bowring hospital.
The children and their mother were sleeping in their house on the fatal night. Ramachandrappa was out on duty. At around 3.30 am the heavy gush of rain water wiped out the feeble mud wall which collapsed on their low cost sheeted house. The duo was crushed under the rubble. Their mother was crushed under wardrobe. Fortunately her head was saved being out of the debris. She managed to shout for help. The neighbours, who rushed the spot, rescued Nagarathnamma with the help of fire brigade and emergency personnel but this was too late for the two children.
Ulsoor police, who have registered a case of negligence against the Army, said, “The Army officials have built the wall unscientifically. They have even neglected the letters sent by the BBMP to rebuild the compound wall scientifically.”
The two children, Manoj and Tanoj, were students of KRLS Patel Rama Reddy English School, Domlur. According to their neighbours, both the brothers were trying to keep up to their father expectation. Manoj, in his recent school test, scored 99 per cent. Tanoj, on the other hand, was a good painter.
Their friends, who gathered near the house, said Manoj and Tanoj had always shared about their father’s struggle for their education.
The neighbours supported the friends’ view. Though his financial condition is bad, Ramachandrappa had big hope on his children and wanted to give them good education, local people said.
Children of A K Collony staged protest against the army officials later on Saturday.