An SSLC student who suffered severe burns after he came in contact with a high-tension wire on the terrace of his house at HMT Layout in RT Nagar succumbed to injuries on Friday morning.
Shabaz (16), son of Rafiq Khan, who runs a tailoring business in the city, was studying SSLC in a private school in Chennai and had come to the city just two weeks ago to meet his father after writing his exams.
Last Saturday, Shabaz went to the terrace of his two-storey house, and while talking on his phone, came in contact with a high-tension wire. He was rushed to Victoria Hospital where he was undergoing treatment. He succumbed in the early hours of Friday. His uncle Sayed Pasha (32), an auto driver, had also received minor injuries when he rushed to the victim’s rescue.
RT Nagar police, who have registered a case, said KPTCL and BESCOM staff visited the spot and submitted a report on the cause of the accident. Further investigations will be based on this report, they said.
Student Ends Life
Upset over failing in second PU exams, an 18-year-old student committed suicide by coming under a moving train at Bellandur railway level crossing.
The deceased has been identified as Yakshith Gowda, the son of Lakshmikanthe Gowda, an auto driver. He was a resident of Munekolalu near Marathalli and was studying in a private college near his house.
Police said the incident took place on Thursday evening after Yakshith checked his results online. He learnt that he had failed in four papers and later committed suicide. A passersby noticed his body on the railway track and informed the police.
Byappanahalli Railway police have taken up the case.