Massive public outcry and protests against Power department after three including a minor electrocuted to death in Assam within 24 hours

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Massive public outcry and protests against Power department after three including a minor electrocuted to death in Assam within 24 hours

GUWAHATI, July 8 (NL Web Desk): Massive public outcry and protests in Assam after three persons, including a minor boy, died of electrocution, allegedly due to callousness on the part of power department officials. Three persons had died since Thursday night after coming into contact with snapped electricity transmitting cables in Nagaon, Jagiroad and Lakhimpur.
After a Class II student died on the spot after he came into contact with a snapped cable while he was on his way to school Friday morning, a college girl, identified as Dharitri Deka, died following a waterlogging-induced electrocution after she came into contact with a live wire that had snapped after a heavy shower in Lakhimpur town. Significantly, power department officials, even after repeated calls made by people to the control room, neither did deem it necessary to discontinue electricity supply nor took steps to remove the snapped cable.
“Power department officials were informed about the possible snapping of an electricity cable here but they slept on the complaint. It’s because of their callous attitude that the girl died,” a resident of the locality said.
The Lakhimpur unit of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has flayed the attitude of Power department officials for their negligence and callous attitude and has threatened to take out protests. Meanwhile, protests are already being held demanding action against errant officials besides seeking the resignation of State Power Minister Pallab Lochan Das.
On the other hand, another person from Nagaon also died Thursday night after coming into contact with an electricity transmitting cable.

By | 2017-07-08T08:33:03+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Regional, Top news|0 Comments

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