A 12-year- old boy was electrocuted when he came in contact with an electric wire under Kolar police station area on Thursday.
The police have registered a case and are awaiting the autopsy report.
Rajesh, resident of Borapani village of Raisen district, was working as a labourer at an under- construction building in Sohagpur village. He was found dead near an electric pole in the afternoon.
The deceased's elder brother Mukesh ( 22) who was also working in the same building spotted the body and immediately informed his colleagues.
They, later, informed the police and rushed Rajesh to a hospital, where doctor declared him brought dead.
Preliminary investigation suggests that Rajesh died of electric shock but that would only be confirmed after the post-mortem report arrives, the police said.