3 electrocuted, mob go berserk

Nayagarh: Irate mob ransacked local electricity office and blocked roads following the death of three persons who were electrocuted after coming in contact with a high-tension wire on Thursday evening here.

The deceased have been identified as brother- sister duo Subhakant Pradhan (13) and Monalisa Pradhan (20) and a youth Srikant Nanda (20).

The trio died instantly when they came in contact with 11 KV wire while they were moving towards the terrace of their house.

It is suspected that the high tension wire had broken due to the high velocity of wind that had taken place this evening during a rainfall.

Following the death of the three persons, locals vandalized the electricity office and held the electricity department responsible as the high tension wires passed through populated areas.

The local residents also blocked the Traffic Square area and Nayagarh-Khandapara road near Laxman Nagar here.