Bantwal: Youth electrocuted while plucking areca nuts using hook

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (MS)

Bantwal, Jun 9: In a tragic incident that occurred at Malayibettu under rural police station limits, a man got electrocuted while he was removing areca nuts from the tree on Friday June 9.

The deceased is identified as Shafi (28), son of Ibrahim, a resident of Boliyaru village. The incident took place when Shafi was removing the areca nuts from the arecanut tree of Moosabba, a resident of Sajipa Munnuru village.

It is said that Shafi was into arecanut trading for many years. He used to take the areca nut trees on lease and pluck the arecanut when it was harvest time. This year, he had bought a long handle fibre hook to pluck areca nuts that costs thousands of rupees.

Shafi was trying to remove the arecanut with the new hook, while he lost control and the hook came in touch with the LT wire that was passing through the road on the side of the farm. An iron knife that was fixed on the top of the hook touched the LT wire and electrocuted Shafi killing him instantly.

Village accountant of Sajipamunnuru Swati, officials of Mescom and rural police visited the spot.





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  • Rajesh S Kotian, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Sat, Jun 10 2023

    I wonder how he electrocuted when his handle of the hook is made of fiber material purely non conducter for electricity ... might be drenched with water since its rainy season

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    चार आने की मुर्गी 12 आने का मसाला ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    Dear Suresh, your comment is utterly foolish and demeaning to the dead person! I hope you are okay?

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  • Rajesh G, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    Fail to understand that when its a fibre hook, how come he got electrocuted? Agreed that the sickle is iron, but the rod is fibre as mentioned.

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  • suresh, kinnigoli

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    Another victim of free guarantee jumla, better work hard.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    @ sureh He did not commit suicide like savarkar followers.

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  • Thomas Andrade, Toronto

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    What "free guarantee jumla" has got to do with the victim and his death? Why do you think he was not working hard? He was doing this business for long, unfortunately while working he lost his life, which was his destiny. Do you remember those fake promises made by Modi before he came to power? It's 9 years now. Did you get 15 lakhs? Did he bring back the black money? Did he waive the farmers' loan which he promised that it would be the first thing he would do as soon as he comes to power? The list is long, I don't want to make my comments too long by writing his failed promises. Just don’t comment for the sake of commenting. Make some sensible comments even if you don't agree with something.

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    This is the reality of nagpur chaddis

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  • Observer, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 10 2023

    Put aside your filthy hate mindset for a moment and think about if it happened to your nearest and dearest one....

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, Jun 10 2023

    Cultivating and plucking areca nuts is not an easy job.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    RIP! How can a pure fiber hook transmit electric current even though it had a metal hook on top? Definitely; due to rainy weather the hook was damp and he was not well grounded by his footwear, which too might have been wet! Almost every second day, we get to hear such incidents in DK, another leading cause of deaths after MVAs!!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    one more peril of third world and security given least importance...feku is roaming with rs two lakhs suit and making nautanki...down the level people still going to paddy fields to defecate

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    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    For everything you blame modi. I think you have some mental problem. Better you admit to hospital.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    Kujuma, over the years there has been hardly any improvement in basic safety for humans or any infrastructure development in DK; this power utility company works on the same stone age technology putting innocent people's lives at great risk; a lot many people have already lost their lives but who is bothered !!

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  • krishna shenoy, moodbidri/mumbai

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    With due respect to real kujuma i feel you have some phobia about blue j p and feku . No i am not andh bhakts but i agree with Mr Rao you blame blue j p and feku for everything and you say nothing good happened after 2014 try to understand the news first any way RIP To the departed soul and safety first i request all ..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    With bare HT wires running around haphazardly mingled with cable TV, telephone, and internet wires in between huge hoardings what safety can a common man expect! There is no basic provision of electricity tripping in case of a wire falling down or touching a wet tree! Only safety is the creator's blessing!

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