Wrestler electrocuted, villagers block traffic (Lead)

May 19th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by admin  

Agra, May 19 (IANS) A large number of villagers blocked traffic on a national highway near Agra after a wrestler was electrocuted when he accidentally came in contact with an electrical cable on a field. Karuna Pehalwan, 35, was grazing his cattle Sunday when he got killed, the police said. The high-tension wire had apparently snapped in a storm.

The death led to the traffic blockade that lasted several hours, ending only when the Dakshinanchal Power Supply Distribution Corp agreed to give Rs.170,000 in compensation to the family of the victim.

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