Jammu & Kashmir

Two boys electrocuted to death in JK’s Kathua district

Kathua: In a tragic incident, two boys lost their lives after they came in contact with a live transmission line near Jasrota sanctuary in Kathua area on Saturday.

Officials said that two boys riding a motorcycle were found lying unconscious alongside a road near Jasrota sanctuary in Kathua and they were rushed to GMC Kathua but were declared as brought dead on arrival.

The deceased have been identified as Suresh Sharma son of Madan Lal, a resident of Baloura and Adityang Sharma son of Kuldeep Raj, a resident of Sarna Samba.

Police officials said that it has come to fore that the duo came in contact with an 11 KV live wire that had fallen off from a pole.

“So far, initial investigation reveals that the duo came in contact with a live wire and received an electric shock, resulting in their on spot death,” the officials said.

SSP Kathua, Romesh Kotwal told Kashmir News Observer that they have taken cognizance of the matter and a case FIR 50/2021 has been registered in Rajbagh police station while further investigation has been initiated.


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