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Engineer’s family alleges misbehaviour, MPEB denies

Family of Kamlakar Warathe, a Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board (MPEB) engineer who died on August 10 after an alleged attack, accused managing director Vivek Porwal of misbehaving with them when they went to enquire about the case on September 7. Porwal, however, refuted the allegation.

bhopal Updated: Sep 09, 2016 13:17 IST
Purvi Jain
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Family of Kamlakar Warathe, a Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board (MPEB) engineer who died on August 10 after an alleged attack, accused managing director Vivek Porwal of misbehaving with them when they went to enquire about the case on September 7.

Porwal, however, refuted the allegation.

The 25-year-old junior engineer was attacked by two people — Santosh Vishwakarma and his nephew — inside the office in city’s Chandbad area over an ‘inflated’ bill of Rs 1,038.

Warathe is survived by a three-month-old daughter and his wife.

Chief minister Shivraj Chouhan had announced that a member of the family would get a job on compassionate ground.

Warathe’s father Lakhan Rao said they were asked to come to the office after 20 days of the death.

“We were told the managing director was on a tour and we could visit on September 7. We visited the office again but the official asked us to get out of the office. He called the security guards who thrashed me,” said Rao.

The family requested Chouhan to take immediate action and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the matter.

Managing director Vivek Porwal said there’s a dispute in the family.

“His father came to us demanding the ex-gratia payment of `8 lakh. The amount is to be paid to his wife and I asked him to get a court order of succession. The family also wants his brother to get the job on compassionate ground which cannot happen as the wife is entitled to the provision,” he said

Porwal said the family wanted the `20 lakh that the MPEB officers collected as charity to be given to his wife.

“When I didn’t agree to their demands, his father started shouting and we asked them to go court,” said Porwal.