STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Body of 11th victim of Mendrajpur Chowk electrocution tragedy cremated

Blaming Government officials for the mishap, he said the assurance of assistance to the victims’ families is gradually turning into a damp squib.

Published: 17th February 2020 07:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2020 07:43 AM   |  A+A-

death, murder,suicide, die, dead

For representational purposes

By Express News Service

BERHAMPUR: The body of the 11th victim of the electrocution tragedy at Mendrajpur Chowk was consigned to flames at Dankalpadu village on Sunday.

B Mahalaxmi (50) succumbed to her injuries a week after the incident which shook the State. Even as 10 people from the village are admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here and SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, Dambaru Reddy, a local youth leader has been working relentlessly to assuage their woes.

Blaming Government officials for the mishap, he said the assurance of assistance to the victims’ families is gradually turning into a damp squib.

Citing an instance, Dambaru said when Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra visited SCB Medical to meet the victims, the doctors told him that their condition was stable.

However, Mahalaxmi died hours after the Minister left. What’s worse is that six of the injured are still battling for their lives in the ICU.

“Since the victims are likely to stay at the hospitals for a while, the Government must provide financial assistance to their families,” he said. 
 

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp