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Farmer Electrocuted To Death In Odisha's Balasore, Villagers Demand Rs 20 Lakh Compensation


02 March 2019

Pramod Kumar Das


Balasore: A farmer was electrocuted to death on Saturday after coming in contact with a live wire at Paschimbad village under Jaleswar block of Balasore district.

Reportedly, the deceased identified as Surendra Jena was going to his field today morning when he accidently stepped on a snapped live wire, which was being used to provide power to a lift irrigation system.

Jena's family members have alleged he died due to negligence of Electricity Department authorities and owner of the private lift irrigation system.

Irate villagers staged a blockade at Paschimbad-Jaleswar road by placing his Jena's body in middle of the road and demanded Rs 20 lakh compensation for his family.