PDD lineman electrocuted

Baramulla: A Power Development Department(PDD) lineman was electrocuted in Kunzer area of this north Kashmir district on Tuesday.
Ashiq Hussain Paray son of Abdul Aziz Paray of Dobhiwan Kunzar, who was working as a need-basis lineman with the PDD, was electrocuted when he was repairing a transformer at Raram area due to alleged negligence of the officials at the nearby receiving station.
Soon after Ashiq’s death, residents of his native village took to streets and held demonstrations against the PDD . “The receiving station turned the electricity on while Ashiq was still repairing the transformer, resulting in his on-spot death,” the protesters said.