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Labourer electrocuted in Rajasthan's Kota

Press Trust of India  |  Kota (Raj) 

A 24-year-old labourer was electrocuted while working at an under-construction building in Rajasthan's Kota district, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday evening when Harish Kushwa, a resident of Kotri Goverdhanpura area in Kota, was working at a site in Ghaghtana village and died on the spot after coming in contact with a live wire, Kaithun Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Yogesh Kumar said.

Kushwa accidentally touched the overhead live wire and collapsed.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, the ASI said.

The body was handed over to the kin after a post-mortem, who held a protest in front of the office of the state electricity department in Nayapura and sought a compensation of Rs 5 lakh, he added.

The protest ended after the officials assured a fair compensation as per the norms to the kin of the deceased, Nayapura ASI Giriraj Kumar said.

A case under Section 174 (unnatural death) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) had been registered, the officer said.

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First Published: Sat, August 10 2019. 18:30 IST