Gulbarga: In Ferozabad Village cleaning work of 30 feet deep 6 feet wide government Well was undertaken under MNREGA scheme on 17th April 2012, as the villagers state. To remove water a diesel pump was lowered to 20 feet depth. The smoke of pump covered the whole Well & because of no Oxygen three labourers died one after the other by suffocation. Two more persons who went down to save them also died, one of them was Panchayat member.
The delegation of JIH included Md. Yousuf Kanni, Area Organizer, JIH Gulbarga, Zakir Hussain, Dr. Md. Khaja Kalgi & Md.Yousuf Khan, Convenor Welfare Party of India, Gulbarga visited Ferozabad and met deceased.
The incident was brought to the Government authorities and pursued the case for compensations to the bereaved families. As a result the District Commissioner Gulbarga granted the ex gratia of Rs 1.5 Lakh to each affected family. The cheques were issues the same evening. The Secretary Zilla Panchayat has assured them of providing houses to them.