Coochbehar, Aug 16: Tension prevailed in Nijtaraf area under Mekhligunj Block following the death of a woman in electrocution after coming in contact with a low hanging 11 kv power transmission line.
The deceased has been identified as Krishna Roy of the same locality. As per the report, Krishna the victim, touched a low hanging 11 kv wire and died on the spot. The villagers brought her to Mekhligunj Sub-divisional Hospital where she was declared dead.
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As the news of the victim’s death spread, villagers rushed to the Changrabandha-Mekhligunj road and blocked it protesting compensation to the kin of the deceased. They also alleged dereliction of duty of the electricity department staff in fixing the low lying high voltage line which claimed a valuable life.
Mekhligunj Police had reached the spot and was trying to pacify the mob till this report was being written.