Published On : Tue, Mar 3rd, 2015

Accidental electrocution of 12-year old boy turns death caused by negligence


An accidental electrocution of a 12-year old boy has turned out be the death caused by negligence on part of two persons including an electric appliance shop owner. Now, cops have booked the two accused on the charges of causing death by negligence.

According to reports, the 12-year old boy Himanshubaba Purshottam Deshmukh (12), resident of Somwari Quarters, Q No 200/1, Nagpur, was playing with his friends near pandal of Sukhakarta Ganeshotsav Mandal, Raghuji Nagar around 8.30 pm on August 29, the first day of 10-Day Ganeshotsav last year. While playing, Himanshubaba came in contact with a pole carrying high-voltage electric current and received a big jolt and went unconscious. He was rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) but doctors there declared Himanshubaba ‘brought dead’. At that time, Sakkardara police had registered the case as accidental death and were probing the matter further.

However, during the course of detailed investigation the police came to the conclusion that the boy’s death was caused by negligence. The responsibility of maintenance of the NMC’s pole that was running electric current was with the accused Sharad Pandharinath Durugkar (55), owner of Sonu Electric Shop and resident of Mahal, Nagpur and Pramod Vishwasrao Deshmukh (51), resident of Raje Raghuji Nagar, Nagpur. The accused carelessly kept the pole junction box open during the course of repairs and maintenance. Since the junction box was open, the sparrow built her nest there and the electric wires got tampered with. As a result the live wires were touching the pole and subsequently the pole went live with high-voltage current. At the same time, Himanshubaba touched the pole and received a powerful jolt and died. The death of the boy was caused by negligence on the part of the two accused, revealed the investigation.

Now, Sakkardara PSI Purbhe has booked the accused Sharad Pandharinath Durugkar and Pramod Vishwasrao Deshmukh under Section 304(A) of Indian Penal Code and probing the matter further.


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