14-year-boy drowned in canal; parents cry foul
14-year-boy drowned in canal; parents cry foul

Visakhapatnam: A 14-year-old boy was drowned in Eluru water canal here on Thursday. But the family members had alleged that it was murder.

Steel Plant Circle Inspector T Lakshmi said that the deceased was identified as Karthik, a native of Bobbili and residing at Azemabad near New Gajuwaka in the city along with his father. His father works as painter while his mother and sister lives in Bobbili. 

On Thursday morning Karthik along with his friends went for swimming to Eluru canal. After some time, the boy accidentally fell into the canal and drowned. 

His friends immediately informed the incident to Karthik’s father. Upon getting the information, the police found out the body with the help of expert swimmers.

Karthik’s parents cried that it’s a murder since they noticed bleeding from their son’s nose and injuries on his body. The police had registered a case of suspicious death and moved the body to KGH for postmortem.

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