A 30-year-old man died close to Hebbal police station bus stand in Bengaluru on Saturday after he by chance got here in touch with a reside wire drawn illegally to an commercial hoarding, officers mentioned. A case has been registered at Hebbal police station.
Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd (Bescom) officers mentioned the incident occurred at 9.40 pm after the person touched the metallic portion of a bus shelter. The sufferer’s physique has been shifted to B R Ambedkar Medical College Hospital, they added.
The government engineer, assistant government engineer and part officer of Bescom’s Hebbal division visited the spot and located an unauthorised extension of a low-tension energy line by a personal promoting company from a pole located close to the bus stand. Power was illegally drawn from the pole for a hoarding positioned on the bus shelter.
The energy set up for the promoting company was disconnected in December 2020 after the buyer didn’t pay the excellent invoice, however the company drew energy from the pole once more in an unauthorized method.
Bescom’s vigilance wing has determined to file a grievance towards the non-public promoting company because it was a deadly, non-departmental accident, a senior Bescom official mentioned.