Lineman electrocuted in Ramnagar, J&K

JAMMU: A lineman of the Power Development Department (PDD) was today electrocuted while repairing a high-voltage electric cable here in Ramnagar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

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36 year old Joginder Kumar S/o Ram Chand R/o Dalsar was killed after he received an electric shock while repairing a high-voltage electric wire, a police officer said.

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The locals took to the streets and protested against the PDD after the incident, he added.

A police team had reached the area and the body will soon be sent to the hospital for a post-mortem, he said, adding that a case had been registered in connection with the incident.