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Technician dies during shooting of Anushka Sharma-starrer 'Pari'

Kolkata: A Bollywood technician has died after allegedly coming in contact with a live wire at the outdoor shooting of Anushka Sharma and Parambrata-starrer Pari in Bhangar's Korolberia under Leather Complex police station limits on Tuesday night, a senior police officer said.
Shah Alam, the victim, originally a resident of Uttar Pradesh was a part of the team which was carrying out an outdoor shooting in South 24-Parganas.
According to preliminary investigation, police said that the 28-year-old technician accidentally touched a live wire in a bamboo bush at Korolberia in South 24 Parganas on Tuesday while packing was on.
A senior police officer from South 24 Parganas said the shooting was going on for the past few days at the location which has now been abandoned following the accident. The victim was rushed to a local hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. The body was taken to a local morgue for autopsy. The technician was hired from Mumbai for the shooting by the movie director.
A senior district police officer said that the scene was shot around a bamboo bush where lights were fitted to illuminate the objects and the main characters. Alam probably had touched one of the live wires.
A senior police officer in the district said: "We are looking into the matter. We are waiting for the post-mortem report. Primarily, it seems that the person died of electrocution."
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