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PDD casual labour dies of electrocution in Rafiabad, locals protest

Last Updated on December 29, 2021 at 5:15 pm

An incident of lackadaisical attitude of the Power Development Department has evoked hundreds of locals to protest after a casual labour of PDD died due to electrocution in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

He was identified as Muhammad RamzanChopan, 40, of Rawoocha, Rafiabad. He was badly injured after he received an electric shock while repairing a transmission line in the area.

Then he was quickly taken for treatment where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

This incident triggered to a huge protest by locals and they alleged that deceased received an electric shock while he was working on an electric pole. They said that despite PDD knowing that some repair work was being done on the HT line, the electric supply was suddenly restored and Chopan received an electric shock and later succumbed, reportedly.

“The deceased had two minor daughters. We want to ask the department what will happen to them now,” a local protester said, adding that all this has happened due to the negligence of the power department.