KARACHI: The family of the woman and her infant son, who drowned in the Shadman nullah two days ago, staged a protest at the site of the tragic incident early on Tuesday morning calling for the recovery of the missing child.

Danish, 25, lost his wife and a son when his motorcycle fell into the open, unfenced drain. The young mother and her two-month-old son drowned but the husband was rescued by the people around. Two days have passed but the body of the missing infant could not be recovered.

The grief-stricken man said all he wanted was that authorities take action and fix the drain so that no one else meet the same fate again.

Irshad, a brother of Danish, told Dawn that no government official contacted them even after two days of the incident.

He said the family only wanted that the body of their lost son was recovered and they did not want to file any complaint against any authority.

“All we want is that what happened with us should not happen with anybody again,” he said.

Volunteers of rescue services said that their operation was still under way, and they were looking at all the possible places where the body could be found.

They said that they would pursue the operation for at least two more days. The volunteers of Chippa and Edhi are carrying out the search operations, but no government machinery has, so far, played any role in the search of the missing child.

Published in Dawn, July 20th, 2022

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