Bescom lineman electrocuted

Bescom lineman electrocuted

Prashanth, 21, Bescom lineman, was electrocuted while repairing a transformer at Marappa Garden, JC Nagar, Saturday afternoon.

A resident of Hennur Bande, Prashanth was working on contract basis with Bescom from the past year.

Police said Prashanth was killed when he came in contact with a live wire while repairing the transformer, on orders from his contractor, following complaints by consumers in the area of power outage.

According to police, the contractor did not properly co-ordinate with Bescom officials and had not even got the line cleared from Bescom before he sent Prashanth for repair.

As a result Prashanth, unaware that the wire was live while trying to fix the problem, touched the wire and was killed instantly. Though shifted to a hospital, he was declared brought dead. JC Nagar police have booked the contractor and Bescom officials under Section 304A of IPC.