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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 2:37:28 PM (IST)  

Bantwal: Dangling power cable claims life of young engineer

Bantwal: Dangling power cable claims life of young engineer

News: Mounesh Vishwakarma
Pics: Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network Bantwal (SP)

Bantwal, Jul 10: A live wire that was dangling for long on account of the negligence of Mescom, accounted for the life of a youth from near Farangipet in the taluk on the morning of Wednesday July 10.

The victim has been identified as Milan Shetty (19), son of Vasanti, a member of Pudu gram panchayat.

The youth had taken a cow of the family to tether near his home, when tragedy struck.  He did notice the danger posed by the dangling wire, and paid by is life. Milan, who had recently completed his engineering course, had applied with various companies for job. He had reportedly got a call recently from a prestigious Bangalore-based company for an interview.

Milan's father Ramesh Shetty is employed in Mumbai.

The locals who gathered at the accident spot expressed deep anguish and anger at Mescom, alleging that its apathy was responsible for this catastrophe. They said that Mescom had been informed about the danger posed by this cable sufficiently in advance, but that it did nothing to address the issue.

The incident occurred at about 6.15 am, but the junior engineer of Mescom arrived at the spot at 8 am, although his office was promptly informed about the incident. Angry villagers were preparing to manhandle the junior engineer, but the police at the spot intervened and stopped any untoward incident.

At the same spot, a cow had died due to electrocution a few months back.

Former zilla panchayat member, Ummer Farooq, Krishnakumar Poonja of Sevanjali Foundation Farangipet, and many others visited the spot. A case stands registered in the rural police station here relating to the incident. Investigations have been undertaken by the police.

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Comments on this article
Raviraj Rai, Mangalore
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Its the mistake of one or two people its the whole system which is corrupted from top to bottom level, just monitoring on City/Town areas only. Rural no care no facility......... MESCOM MD Appointed 2 persons as permanent 4 the post of attender, 1 in MD's home & as FA's attender. who were formerly workers of Miss. Shobha Ex-ministers home.............. not even a linemen appointed or temporory people working as monsoon gangamen since from last 10 years not regularised yet,,,,, bloody system

Wilson, Mangalore
Thursday, July 11, 2013


His age is 23 and he has completed his BE engineering(computer science ) from Sahyadri Engineering college Adyar.
Its a Mistake from media to mention his age as 19

Roshan Monteiro, Mangalore / Dubai
Thursday, July 11, 2013


S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Very sad incident, RIP

Partic Jeppu, Mangalore
Thursday, July 11, 2013

This is nonsense. Whether he is Engineer or labor, here important thing is he is a human being. We lost young man by the negligence of MESCOM. Dear Rodrix, this is not the time to discuss he is Engineer or labor.

William, Bantwal
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

RIP Sad news.
The Mescom should bear all the cost and full compensation.Local politicians must take up the issue till final settlement. Should be punished for negligence.

Benny, Mangalore
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MESCOM is a curse , their lethargy is well known. Untill people start to take law in to their hands and lynch the bureaucrats these accidents will continue.

Sathish Shetty, Mangalore
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Not only Mescom, electricity board it self having same attitude since they are protected by law. If public done small mistake the whole battalion will come and grab maximum possible yields by threatening the victim.

Anil, Mangalore
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This is a straight forward case of negligence by MESOOM. Any live wire, when touches the ground should trip the safety device such as ELCB, MCB or at least the fuse. Unfortunately, the technical staff at MESCOM know that if they activate such devices, there can be frequent nuisance tripping because of bad quality of maintenance of transmission system. The shortcut they take is, to either remove such safety devices or introduce over rated devices, which don't trip at all unless there is direct short circuit and fire. Common man does not understand this short cut and take the blame on individual being not careful. How can an innocent man know that there is a live wire hanging somewhere in the woods?
The person should take up the matter legally with MSECOM and claim damages. Media can help in this regards

Rickson, Bantwal
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

dear , yes he has completed his engineering. and he is 20..

Frank Lewis , Kallianpur/Dubai
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

May his soul rest in peace. But at 20 you cannot be a BE by any angle unless like US they promote the students on their merit.What a great loss MESCOM is crossing all the limits and making a mess.

Friday, July 12, 2013

He as persued engineering(BE) from sahyadri, and he is 22 yrs old..they have mistaken his age...he is my cousin bro. Bcoz of negligence one precious life is lost from our family.

Rickson, Bantwal
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

when i got a text regarding Milans death i couldn't believe this.. guess god has got his own plans.. we miss u Milan. my heartfelt condolences to his fly.. i am still shocked..!!

Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Recently one labourer from Andhra died when his pickaxe touched cable wire,on seeing his condition,his 14 year old son tried to help father without knowing that power was running through father's body..He too met with same result.In one second,father and son died ...Thanks to Mescom...Here we lost one young Engineer (I doubt about his age like Mr.Rodrix)

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Next time you see any Mescom engineer use the dangling wire....

Nagesh Poojari, sujeer/Bangalore
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Complete Neglegence of Mescom,same thing happened with my father 2 years ago near Naguri. May his soul rest in peace. His family should not spare mescom for its neglegence. Nagesh Poojari . Banaglore.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Kiran, dubai
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mr. rodrix, Engineering doesnt mean he should have a BTECH or BE degree. a Diploma holder is also called a Engineer.
He might have entered the diploma course after his Tenth std(age around 16). Diploma is 3 year course which means he completed the course at 19.

i am really sad a young engineer lost his life by this way.
very much anguished .

Dr Arun Prasad, Mudipu.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Last month I complained about joining,dangling,linefault in my area to concerned JE.All in vain.I sent complaint through fax to MD of MESCOM.Within a day Bantwal EE visited and ordered to trim the trees and clear the line.But two days after linemans and JE CUT DOWN all trees with grudge and angrily instead of trimming.The value of trees about Rs 12000.

Avinash Mallya, Puttur / Oman
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MESCOM, always careless and neglecting the precious lives. They never responding quickly for any similar actions to be taken. It is better to PREVENT rather than CURE. But this valid concept why never entering into the brain of MESCOM? Bcoz of their negligence one precious life is lost for the family. May his soul rets in peace.

Abdul Samad, Farangipete/Dubai
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

RIP...he was innocent and soft spoken young engineer ...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


abdul samad, mangalore
Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Wilson, Mangalore
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rest in Peace Milan.
Really shocked and feel sorry for your loss
Condolence for your family .

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