High Court seeks govt response over electrocution of minor boy in Bandipora

SRINAGAR: The J&K High court has called response from government over the electrocution of minor boy in Mantrigam, Bandipora after coming in direct contact with 3300Kv electric line which was left lying open in his village on November 17, 2018.
The court of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey while seeking response from respondents within two weeks observed that it is necessary to ensure that the boy is paid interim compensation of rupees thirty lacs as suggested by doctors to undergo necessary procedures/treatment.
The court said, “It shall be advantageous to have an immediate response of the respondents on the issue.”
The court remarked that the minor boy must not deprived of the required treatment after taking on record the disability certificate issued by District Medical Board, Bandipora which reveals that the minor suffered 90 percent of the disability because of the incident.
The minor boy had petitioned High Court through his father, Irshad Ahmad Kumar seeking compensation of rupees 1.22 crores on account of receiving severe bodily injuries after coming in direct contact with a 3300 KV HT line which was lying open in his village where he resides. On 17 November, 2018 PDD department had installed 3300 KV HT line in the nearby area.

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