2 PDD linemen died and officials are not ready to take the blame

Jammu and Kashmir News

Jammu, June 28 : Yet another incident of daily wagers dying due to the insufficiency of the department has flared up as two daily wage employees of the Power Development Department (PDD) were electrocuted while another daily wager received serious burns near the Seri Pandita area that falls under the jurisdiction of the Gharota police station in the district.

The deceased have been identified as Devi Singh, a resident of Marjali village near Kot Bhalwal, and Kewal Krishan, a resident of Kanachak Burj while the injured has been identified as Sanjeev Singh, a resident of Simbalwala.

According to the PDD authorities, the victims were laying a 11-KV transmission line “without making any request for electricity shutdown in the area” when the incident took place.

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