A woman and her nine-month-old daughter died near Bengaluru’s Hope Farm under Kadugodi Police Station after a live electric wire belong to the BESCOM department fell on them, the police have said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Whitefield told news agency ANI, “A case has been registered and investigations have started. The concerned BESCOM officials and staff are being interrogated.”
Karnataka Energy Minister KJ George said an inquiry has been initiated into the incident and promised tough action against those responsible. He said, “We have taken up an inquiry into the incident that has led to these deaths and are awaiting the report. The line man, AE and AEE have been suspended for dereliction of duty. Anyone else responsible for this accident will be dealt with tough actions so that such mishaps do not recur in the future. The state government will give Rs 5 lakh each to the family members who have lost their kin in this incident.”
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