One dead, two seriously injured in high tension line fall at Rajouri

People staged a protest at Rajouri and blocked main chowk for more than three hours to show their anger in the negligent working of power department.
The protest was staged against the power department on a fatal incident at Choudharynar village last night in which high tension line broke and fell on the low tension line resulting electrocuting a man to death and severe burn injuries to more than dozen persons out of them two seriously injured.
The incident took place last night as a result of which panic spread across the town.
Later, the injured persons were shifted to the district hospital for treatment wherein no doctor was available for treatment. The people from different areas gathered at Mandi Chowk today morning and blocked the chowk.
Administration reached the spot in which ACR Rajouri, Paramjeet Singh, DySP Headquarter Rajouri, Hamid Chowdary, SHO Rajouri, Chaman Gorkha tried to persuade the protestors to lift the dharna.
Meanwhile MLA Rajouri also reached the spot but the angry mob could not be persuaded.
Congress leaders including Ab. Rashid, district president, Mohd Iqbal Shawl, Mushtaq Charak also reached the spot and took stock of the situation. Later, the leaders held a meeting with the administration in which ACR Rajouri represented the administration.
In the meeting, it was decided that one family member of the deceased shall be employed whereas injured persons shall be engaged in service. Ex- gratia relief in favour of the affected persons shall also be sanctioned by the department.

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