Girl electrocuted at school, another injured

The death of a 13-year-old girl after she came in contact with a live electric wire on the premises of Government Upper Primary School at Kamayyapeta under Hukumpeta police station limits of Visakhapatnam Agency triggered a protest by the villagers, on Monday. Another girl also suffered grievous injuries in the incident. Blaming it on the negligence of the school administration, the protesters reportedly tried to attack the teachers.

The deceased has been identified as M Bharathi (13), a Class-VII student from Durgam village and the injured girl is M Roja Rani who was rushed to a government hospital after the incident.

Bharathi and Rani reportedly went to the school on Monday morning. As the classrooms were not opened by the time they reached, both were playing in the first floor a newly constructed building on the school premises. They came into contact with a live wire passing through the balcony of the building. Bharathi died on the spot. Having received grievous injuries, Rani was rushed to a hospital in Paderu.

Soon after the incident, the parents of other students, along with some villagers, staged a protest at the school. They blamed the death on the poor safety measures at school, demanding action against the Discom officials.

Case registered

Hukumpeta SI B Karthik said a case under Section 174 of CrPC (suspicious death) has been registered and the investigation is on. The body was handed over to the parents after post-mortem.

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