Bantwal: Father, daughter who went to fetch grass die of electrocution

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP) 

Bantwal, Jun 11: In a tragic incident, a man and his daughter lost their lives due to electrocution at Barekinade, Vamadapadav near here on the evening of Tuesday, June 11. 

Gopalakrishna Shetty (63) and his daughter Divyashree (32) are the deceased persons. 

Both had gone to their farm in the evening to fetch grass. A live electric cable had snapped and fallen on the grass. As they did not see it, they apparently came in contact with it and died. 

Local people expressed anguish against Mescom for the tragedy..

Bantwal rural station police visited the spot and conducted investigations.


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Really sad incident indeed and may the souls of the departed rest in peace.

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  • indian, india

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    there is no value for life of Indian few days people will comment then forget. Indias population is so much neither govt taking any steps to reduce nor people themselves. resources are limited and govt and public sector are either lazy or dont care attitude. population explosion is giving rise to all troubles in India. crime, no proper check and lack of basic needs.

    RIP the souls of departed father and daughter sad and unexpected.

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    This incident once again proved the lethargic attitude and laziness and carelessness approach of MESCON.They are held responsible for the incident and loss of precious lives of father and daughter.Why only in India in general and Karnataka in particular happening such incidents very frequently in different regions.Cos MESCON don't bother or worried about people's lives.Percentage of such incidents is very very minimal in metro cities like,Delhi,Hyderabad,Bangalore,Mumbai and so on as compared to Karnataka especially in coastal region.In Karnataka we see many such incidents daily in different parts of coastal region.This is because of gross negligence and "CHALEGA,CHALTA HAI" attitude and approach of MESCON.In middle east countries like Saudi Arabia,Kuwait,Muscat,Dubai,Qatar,Oman you find hardly dangling electrical wires because in all these countries electrical wires are concealed under the ground.Where as in India especially in Karnataka-coastal region you will find as many as dangling wires everywhere you go.This is ridiculous.I don't understand why our government is not taking any action or making any provision for concealed cabling system on this and sitting like silent spectator.I would suggest government especially MESCON authorities,this is the right time to act swiftly and take permanent solution instead of letting it go continuously.Come up with solution and not with problems.Take appropriate step immediately before it is too late at least in best interest of general public's precious lives. Government or MESCON is not losing anything but family members are losing their precious lives and bread winners.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Very sad... May the souls of father and daughter rest in peace... May the family members be strengthened emotionally and blessed by god..

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  • john, mangalore/kuwait

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    the place where I live in Kuwait and also i lived in oman and dubai,you will never see a cable openly.
    all the cables are concealed under the earh.
    but in india we see all the wires cables are exposed in open air and that too near the fields,nd side of highways. if any speeding vehicle hits these poles what will happen? why in india we cannot put cable?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    MESCOM is responsible & have to Compensate.
    Rest in Peace ...

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