FIR filed against power firm after girl succumbs
Gurugram: An FIR under sections 304-A (causing death by negligence) and 338 (endangering personal safety of others) under IPC have been filed against Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) following the death of a girl, identified as Anju.
Anju was one among six children who had sustained severe burn injuries due to explosion of the two street light poles due to short circuit in high voltage wires that was surrounding it on August 15.
Twelve-year-old Anju had sustained more than 80 per cent of burn during the accident and was receiving treatment Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital for more than a week. Even after a lot of effort, she succumbed to death on Saturday. The rest of the children are also not in good shape either and are getting treated in a private hospital having received burns by 20 and 40 per cent.
The tragedy of six children aged between 7 to 15 years exposed the crumbling infrastructure of the state electricity board. The poor condition of wires that are unable to bear heavy electric load in addition to lack of proper resources in maintaining these wires are resulting in the wires getting wrecked. There have been lot of complaints by the residents form the city that how continuous sparks in the wires around various areas remain unattended by the DHBVN officials.
There are complaints that even after this major accident, no accountability among the officials has been fixed. The explosion of electric transformer at Sector-9 area again exposed the dangers of the electric devices managed by the public electric firms.