DEE Vijayakumar’s body found in canal in Huzurabad

Deputy Executive Engineer (DEE) Vijayakumar, working at Tadikal su-division-3 of the Sriramsagar project (SRSP) Godavari valley circle-4 and division-4, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the canal at Singapur village of Huzurabad mandal on Tuesday. He had been missing since Sunday night from his work site.

Following the release of waters from the LMD reservoir to the command area through Kakatiya canal, the authorities had instructed the engineers to conduct night-patrolling to check the pilferage of water along the canal. Accordingly, the Tadikal sub-division irrigation authorities, led by DEE Vijayakumar, JEE Ramakrishna and others, were discharging their duties between Shankarpatnam and Saidapur regions.

Slept in car

After patrolling till late night on Sunday, the irrigation officials slept in their car and other personnel in the jeep on the outskirts of Saidapur. The next morning when the irrigation personnel went to the car, they saw only Mr. Ramakrishna and Vijaykumar was missing. When asked, the JEE said that he was fast asleep and did not know where the DEE went.

The news of the DEE missing spread like wildfire in the LMD Colony where Vijayakumar worked as AEE and DEE for eight years.

The Telangana Irrigation Graduate Engineers Association leaders found fault with the government for deploying gazetted officers for night patrolling duties.

The police suspect that the DEE might have slipped into the canal waters in the darkness and got drowned.

  • The DEE, along with ther engineers, deputed for night patrolling to check pilferage of canal water

  • Government faulted for deploying gazetted officers for night patrolling