Jagatsinghpur, October 15 (Odisha.in) Hundreds of residents of Andheishai village gheraed and ransacked the electrical office at Jagatsinghpur for death of a student in electric live wire on Monday.
Sources said that one Muna Das, student of Andheshai primary school went to school on Monday morning but he came in contact with a live electric wire in this village.
Villagers informed that a contractor connected live electric wire to the newly constructed BSNL tower. The labourers however did not connect electric wire properly therefore it touched with 11 Kv line.
This live wire fell on ground and Das died on the spot after coming contact with the live wire, the villagers alleged.
Irate villagers’ here gheored top officials of the electric office demanding compensation and to arrest accused contractor and the engineer who approved the contractor’s work. .
They also ransacked the electric office while officials refused to give compensation. Jagatsinghpur police intervened in this matter.
Sub divisional officer, electrical Mr B.Mahakuda said that department has given Rs 20.000 to wards funeral expenses. The boy’s father lodged a FIR against errant contractor and junior engineer. Police is investigating the case.