An employee of Power Development Department died of electrocution in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
The incident occurred in Hakbara area of the district.
A police official identified the deceased as Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat son of Muhammad Yousuf Bhat, a resident of Watepora Handwara.
Eyewitnesses told KNT that Bhat who was an employee in PDD was repairing electric line on a police when received electric shock. He died on spot, they said.
Scores of employees from PDD have died so for while repairing electric lines. Most of them were daily rated workers. Despite these horrific incidents, no responsibility has been fixed by authorities.