Society demands compensation for electrocution victim

ITANAGAR, May 2: The All Bomrik Hechi Yukar Welfare Society (ABHYWS) blamed the Power (Electric) department for the death of one Yukar Taya due to electrocution on Saturday and sought compensation for the victim family.
The society claimed that Taya was killed when he came in contact with a live wire of the 11 KV line, that connects Daa and Poku villages, under Raga circle in Kamle district
Alleging “gross negligence” by the department, the society wrote to the deputy commissioner of Kamle, informing his office of the incident and demanded that the DC initiate disciplinary action and criminal charge against the officers responsible for the maintenance of the KV line.
The incident reportedly occurred around 6.30 PM when late Taya was returning from the jungle after feeding his mithun.
“Our late brother Yukar Taya was trying to fix the tilted electric pole without knowing of the high-voltage power in the live wire suspending from the pole. Our brother died due to gross negligence of the Power (Electric) department as the tilted electric pole had been standing unrepaired for the last couple of months,” the society claimed.
It also informed that Yukar Tallar, brother of late Taya sustained grievous burn injuries when he attempted to save his brother.
The society informed that the residents had repeatedly written to the department to immediately repair the dilapidated electric pole, sensing the danger posed by the high-voltage current flow.
The society also sought compensation from the concerned authority for loss of life, stating that late Yukar Taya was the sole bread winner in the family.
The deceased is survived by his wife and three young children.
An FIR has also been lodged at the Raga Police Station and a case of unnatural death has been registered.