28 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: An unidentified man died due to electrocution while trying to steal electricity from an electric pole under Kharvel Nagar Police limits here.
The incident occurred late last night when the man climbed the pole and was attempting to steal power from an 11 kV line. In the meantime, he got electrocuted, said police reports.
Upon getting information, police arrived on the scene and sent the half-charred body to the Capital hospital for autopsy.
Locals stressed the man was a regular thief and has several theft cases against him. He is suspected to be a resident of a nearby slum.
However, Kharvela Police Station IIC said that the matter is under investigation and further details will be revealed once the probe is completed.