A Home Guard, who was escorting a vehicle carrying a Ganesha idol to his locality, was electrocuted after the idol, he was in support with, came into contact with high tension wires at the Kundikal railway gate at Uppuguda here on Wednesday.
According to the police, S Harikrishna (30), a Home Guard attached with the intelligence wing and a resident of Krishnareddy Nagar in Uppuguda, was electrocuted when current from the high tension wires at the railway head passed through the iron rods of the plaster of paris Ganesha idol. He was in close contact with the idol, which was being lifted with a crane after it was found that the high tension wires were obstructing the passage of the idol. He was immediately shifted to the Osmania General Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
While the other organisers of the samithi and the police stood at a far off distance from the idol, Harikrishna stood near the idol, which became the reason of his death, a police source said.
Kacheguda railway police registered a case of suspicious death and are investigating.