Cable operator gets two-year sentence for death of teenager

Cable operator gets two-year sentence for death of teenager

April 9, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: A city Court has sentenced a cable operator of the city to two years imprisonment for being responsible for the death of a teenaged boy due to electrocution.

M.S. Chandrashekar, the head of Taranga Darshini cable services, is the one who is sentenced.

Chandrashekar had tied a TV Dish cable to a road side electric pole and connected it to a Kannada flagpost adjacent to Rajarajeshwari Temple in Subashnagar in 2006. Hemanth Kumar, a 17-year-old boy of Rajendranagar, who had come along with his grandmother to the temple on the night of Sept. 8, 2006, accidentally touched the flag post, when he was electrocuted.

The Police, who had booked a case, carried out investigation and submitted a charge-sheet in the Court accusing Chandrashekar of illegally tying Dish cable to the roadside electric pole and the adjacent Kannada flagpost in Subhashnagar, that resulted in the death of Hemanth Kumar due to electric shock caused by flow of current.

The Third Additional CJ and JMFC Court Judge M. Vinodkumar, who heard the case, held Chandrashekar guilty of the charges and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment. The Court also directed Chandrashekar to pay Rs. 2 lakh as compensation to the family of the deceased teenager Hemanth Kumar.


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