Lineman electrocuted, family members blocked Tawi Bridge

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A casual labour of Power Development Department (PDD) today died of electrocution while performing the job of lineman in Rajpura Mangotrian area under the jurisdiction of police station Bakshi Nagar.
The aggrieved family members of the deceased later blocked Jammu Tawi main bridge by keeping dead body on road and affected the vehicular movement for hours. Reports said that the deceased identified as Parshotam Kumar son of Krishan Lal resident of Phalian Mandal got electrocuted while working on an electric pole in Rajpura Mangotrian area.
He was immediately shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) Jammu where
he failed to respond
the treatment.
The angry family members, relatives and colleagues of the deceased shouted slogans against the department for its careless attitude towards the
casual labours and blocked the main Tawi bridge demanding cash assistance to the family. The protestors kept main bridge blocked for hours and were finally calm down by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Arun Manhas who assured Rs 50,000 cash assistance and other benefits to the family of the decased.
Later the body was taken by the family member for performing last rites.

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