Electrocution: Fora demand compensation

Electrocution: Fora demand compensation

Distraught: Members of various fora and daily wage labourers’ association stage a demonstration demanding compensation to the kin of those electrocuted in Appenahalli incident in Arasikere, in Hassan on Saturday. DH Photo

As midnight tragedy struck the labourers in Appenahalli near Arasikere taluk when five people were electrocuted, members of various fora and organisations staged a demonstration demanding fair compensation for the relatives of the dead.

Scores of activists of Dalit Sangharsha Samiti and other labour fora staged a protest blaming the electricity department for the incident.

The negligence of the officials of power department led to the tragedy. 

Hence, they said that the  state government should release a honorable compensation for the kin of all the victims, they said.

Police arrived on the spot and persuaded the protesters to end their agitation.

The activists submitted a memorandum to deputy commissioner’s office seeking early relief to victims’ families.

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