In all,seven persons have died of electrocution in Jharkhand on or before the 75 th Independence Day.
The first incident took place at Pipla in East Singhbhum district where four persons - a 70-year-old woman and three minor boys - died of electrocution.
Their death took place after a high tension electric wire snapped and fell on them while they were taking bath near a dam.
The minor boys were aged between eight and 12 years. All four of them were rushed to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared them dead.
BJP MP Bidyut Baran Mahato had announced a compensation of Rs 10,000 each for the family of the victims, and urged the government to provide them Rs 10 lakh each.
Another incident took place at Arsande village in Ranchi district where three boys of a family got electrocuted while tying the knots of Tricolour national flag on the eve of the 75th Independence Day.
Today shock and grief prevailed in Arsande village. Every villager remained tight lipped. Some were in tears.
Though the tri colour flags were hoisted in several homes, there was a sense of shock and grief in the air of this village due to the death of three members of a family on Sunday.
All three of them, who were youth( 16-19 years old),had been followers of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign’. Apart from urging and motivating others to hoist the tri colour national flags outside their houses, they were putting up the national flag on the roof of their house in Arsande.
“ In the process of tying the thread of the tricolour flag on top roof of their house, they came in touch with electric wire and died due to electrocution”, said a villager with tears rolling down his eyes.
The shocking incident unfolded in the evening of Sunday at Arsande village falling under Kanke police station jurisdiction, 10 km from Ranchi city centre,
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has expressed condolences. Their last rites were performed today, the day the nation celebrated 75th Independence Day.