Damuwadhunga resident died in Nainital after a high tension wire line fell on him

  • | Friday | 25th September, 2020

An inquiry committee headed by UPCL executive engineer, Haldwani, rural has been formed to investigate the incident. The committee will submit its report within 10 days.

Kamal Rawat, a 29-year-old man resident of Damuwadhunga died on Friday due to electrocution after a high-tension wire fell on him in Haldwani area of Nainital district of Uttarakhand.

 “Kamal was a resident of Damuwadhunga and worked at a private nursing home,” said Rawat.

“Kamal Rawat was going to the nursing home on his bicycle on Friday morning. When he reached Teri Puliya, a high-tension line fell on him, electrocuting him,” he said.

Rawat said a taxi driver who knew Kamal was passing by. “He informed Kamal’s family who rushed to the spot but the man had died by then. They informed the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) and police. A police team sent the body for post-mortem,” said Rawat.

An inquiry committee headed by UPCL executive engineer, Haldwani, rural has been formed to investigate the incident. The committee will submit its report within 10 days.

Bisht said as per the norms, the kin of the deceased will be provided a compensation of ? 4 lakh. “We will try to provide ? 50,000 on Saturday and the remaining amount will be given on completion of the necessary paperwork, “he said.



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