Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 11
Members of the Garment Traders’ Association and councillors of Ward Number 50 and 51 held a protest against the zonal Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) officers after a father and son duo was electrocuted at Peer Bodla Bazaar last night.
Reportedly, both died after they came in contact with a live wire during heavy rain last night and landed in a waterlogged road in Peer Bodla. The father-son duo has been identified as Man (13) and Gulshan (42). The incident was reported around 9.30 pm, when both of them were heading back home in Ali Mohalla, after closing their shop at Pucca Bagh.
While the son used to study in Class V at St Soldier Divine School, his father used to work as a photo-frame maker.
SHO, police division 4, Nirmal Singh said the passers-by tried saving them with a wooden stick, but to no avail and they were declared brought dead at ESI Hospital. A case under Section 174 of the IPC has been registered.
Meanwhile, garment traders said had the Electricity Department taken timely action in repairing the loose wires, such a major incident could have been averted.
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