Car hits power pole, 64-yr-old electrocuted

A 64-year-old man was electrocuted outside his house after a speeding car crashed into an electric pole close by on Friday evening.

The crash sparked a series of electrical fires that hit the victim’s house located a few meters away from the pole in Dobbspet. The deceased, Ramakrishna, was a farmer and a resident of Kasarughatta Road in Dobbspet. The victim’s wife, Revamma (55), also sustained severe burns on her right hand when she tried to rescue her husband, the police said.

The incident occurred around 7 pm when the car crashed into the electric pole on Kasarughatta main road. A major short circuit ensued at the victim’s house, which was 400 metres from the accident spot.

Ramakrishna, who was standing near the gate, was electrocuted and died on the spot. Revamma, who rushed out to rescue her husband, sustained shock and severe injuries, but was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where she is undergoing treatment. The younger of the two sons, Ravi Kumar, escaped unhurt. The couple’s older son, Umesh Kumar, is a constable with the District Armed Reserve and is working as a gunman for Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, the police said.

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