Chatorkhand, July 23: A Line-man of the GB Power Department lost his life while trying to perform maintenance work on an electricity transformer. Relatives of the deceased refused to bury the dead body in protest.
According to details an employee of the PWD, identified as Niat Murad, was performing maintenance work in Chatorkhand. The concerned authorities failed to switch off the power supply during the process, leading to electrocution of the worker. Relatives of the deceased refused to bury his mutilated body, demanding action against those responsible for the criminal negligence. Late Niat Murad belonged to Pakora village.
After negotiations with the Executive Engineer the dead body of Murad was put to rest. The people have demanded strict action against those responsible for the tragic death. It is pertinent to note that this is the third case of electrocution of a PWD employee in Ishkoman valley.