'Lineman's electrocution act of negligence'

'Lineman's electrocution act of negligence'

The electrocution of lineman Gerald Veigas on May 13 is equal to murder. It was an act of negligence and people responsible should be punished, demanded International Federation of Karnataka Christian Associations (IFKCA) State Convenor Denis D’Silva at a press meet on Tueday.

The branch officer of Vamanjoor feeder Gurumurthy made lineman Gerald Veigas and Shanthakumar work forcibly on the line fault in Vamanjoor. He did not take prior permission from Kavoor Branch Officer or Assistant Executive Engineer. Gerald was not given any safety equipment, he said.

Inspite of the family members filing a complaint against Gurumurthy, he has not been arrested. Gurumurthy and Manjappa should be suspended from the MESCOM and police should take action. However, if action is not taken, then a Satyagraha will be held in front of the MESCOM office, he warned.

Gerald Veigas’s mother Lethesia Veigas, wife Zeena Veigas also attended the press meet.

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