Biswanath, June 26, 2019
Shocking photographs captured on a mobile phone showed Robin Das’s body in flames and his head separated from the body. He climbed an electric pole when he came in contact with a live wire.
“Due to the negligence of the power department, Robin died today. The electricity department always sends casual workers to fix wires. The permanent employees are never assigned such work,” said a local.
“I knew Robin personally. He married only a few years ago. He has a two-year-old child and was the sole bread earner of the family. Who is going to take responsibility of his family now?” added another local.
Local MLA Pramod Borthakur has assured investigation and compensation to the next of kin. The protesters demanded Rs 50 lakh compensation and a job to one of the family members of Robin.