Youth’s death in electrocution; locals sit on dharna for compensation to kin

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Nabarangpur: Tension prevailed at Chalipata village under Papdahadi block here today as locals staged a dharna by placing the body of a youth on the road who died due to electrocution yesterday.

The deceased youth has been identified as Mana Kati of Chalipata village. He was working as a contractual employee in the electricity department.

Notably, on Thursday, Mana had climbed an electricity pole at Chalipata village for the electricity connectivity to Amilipadar village. During which he came in contact with a live wire and died on the spot.

Fumed over the incident, locals staged dharna on the spot by placing the body on road demanding adequate compensation to deceased family members. After the administration failed to consider their plea, the locals and family members of the deceased this morning decided to stage dharna in front of Papdahadi electricity office.

However, police along with Papdahadi tehsildar stopped them on the midway and tried to pacify them. Irate locals then sat on a dharna on the middle of the road.

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