Boy killed as hi-tension power line falls

Boy killed as hi-tension power line falls

July 9, 2020

Chamarajanagar: A 12-year-old boy was killed on the spot, when an overhead hi-tension power line fell on him at Kethahalli village near Harave in the taluk on Tuesday.

The deceased boy is K.M. Manoj Kumar, son of Mahesh, a farmer and was studying in 7th standard at Sri Chennabasaveshwara School in Harave.

On Tuesday, Manoj had accompanied his parents to their agricultural field and while walking in the field, a hi-tension power line, passing over the agricultural field fell on Manoj, electrocuting him.

Rs. 5 lakh compensation announced: CESC Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) Peter and Junior Engineer (JE) Praveen, rushed to the spot only to face the wrath of the villagers, who held the CESC staff responsible for Manoj’s death.

The villagers alleged that the power lines were sagging and though the issue was brought to the notice of the Junior Engineer and the Lineman and also complaints lodged, no action was taken to repair the power lines.

They blamed that the negligent attitude of CESC officials had claimed an innocent life and demanded CESC to provide compensation to the deceased boy’s family. AEE Peter announced that Rs. 5 lakh compensation would be given to the deceased’s family. However, farmer leader Moodnakodu Mahesh and others have demanded more compensation be given from the lineman and the Junior Engineer.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]