Kundapur: 68-year-old bike rider killed after getting strangled by electric cable

Silvester D’Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)

Kundapur, May 17: In a tragic incident, a 68-year-old man who was riding his bike passed away after he got strangled by an electric cable.

The deceased has been identified as Alagadde, Yarukone resident Shekhar Shetty.

The accident occurred at Heroor-Arehole road in Byndoor. The cables that had snapped due to the storm were being repaired. However, the electrical contractor assigned with this task did not put up any signboards signalling danger to commuters. 

Following this, one of the cables snapped and ended up strangling and killing Shekar Shetty who was riding his bike along that way. 

A case in this connection has been registered at the Byndoor police station.     








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  • manoj b, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    People are still waiting when Acche din will come. But still there are many Modi supporters are happy with whatever they got. Actually problem is Indian citizens are still confused which party they should trust or which leader they should trust. At this moment no political party and no political leader is trustable. Hence people are still with Modi even after they are not got Acche din yet. Corruption controlled society

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Manoj b mangalore,Here I must correct you.This has nothing to do with Modi.It was previously also same.These electric cables are and were a problem all the time ,noone speciall our electricity dept does nothing to improve in this way.That causes every year so many people loose their life because of this.Either in fields ,on the road side,cables hang ,fall on floor during rainy season.Their laziness is extreem.Half work .why no sense of responsibility I dont know.Heartfelt sympathy to his famly.May his soul rest in peace.Electricity dept must compansate his family .Other side one should also drive carefully .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Government should compensate Rs. 25 Lacks ...

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  • Indian Citizen, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    There is no value for human life in India. In gulf countries people responsible for such tragic deaths are booked for murder and jailed for 20 years and have to pay huge penalty called blood money if he has to be set free. That is called judtice.

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Hence students do safety course & head to gulf, no takers for safety here except rubberstamp & bali ka bakra

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Very sad and Mr. Shetty might have been so proud to ride a two Wheeler at the age of 68 years. In Mangalore we have so many roads which are under going a face lift in the name of smart city since many years. There are roads blocked, roads closed and roads under work in progress. But you will not find a road sign or diversion signs anywhere in Mangalore. These days you find so many food delivery boys who do not have any knowledge of the roads and at times are stuck because there are no proper road signs. Only at the place of work you have a flex saying road closed "Smart City Project".

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  • Anthony, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Victim’s family should sue the contractor to his last penny for negligence and causing death.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Mon, May 17 2021

    RIP Mr Shetty sir. I just read an article in DC about a BBMC sub contractor employee who lost both eyes while mixing water and bleach the lawyer said that under new labour laws it's nearly impossible to get anything from subcontractors legally.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    The word Sign boards doesn't exist in Indian Dictionary

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Height of Negligence by electrician. Terminate him... Irresponsible person. 🙏Om Shanti om🙏

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  • Rajesh B shetty, Udupi

    Mon, May 17 2021

    He is a private contractor, how can he be terminated. He should be made to pay compensation to the deceased family or else he should be sent to jail for his carelessness.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Mon, May 17 2021

    This damn official sponsored death can only happen in India and yet no one gets accountable. Damn, life is so cheap in our nation.

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Sad .. The contractor should be fined heavily & the amount should go to Family. He should be arrested & also jailed for his negligence

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    What is the responsibility of Mescom official.. they should supervise while work is going on....

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  • Roger, Palimar

    Mon, May 17 2021

    His license should be cancelled and black listed so that no contract work is awarded to him.

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