Reyaz Rashid

PDD lineman electrocuted in Baramulla

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Srinagar: A Power Development Department (PDD) lineman succumbed on way to hospital after suffering electric shock at Aaribal colony in Old Town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday evening.

According to official sources, the lineman (daily-wager) Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Rashid Dar, a resident of Drangbal in Baramulla was grievously wounded receiving a high voltage electric shock while repairing a transformer at Aaribal colony.

The lineman was immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital however he succumbed on the way.

A police official confirming the incident said that the matter is being looked into.

According to his family, Dar was repairing a transformer and his inspector had already informed concerned grid station about the repair work, but their negligence cost him his life.

Locals said the victim comes from a very poor family. The appealed the Lt. Governor and Chief Engineer PDD for relief and job to the next to kin of the deceased.

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