Rural engg dept employee’s charred body found in office

HT Image
HT Image
Published on Dec 25, 2019 09:49 PM IST
Copy Link

LUCKNOW The charred body of a class IV employee was found in a room at the rural engineering department’s Lucknow region office under Ghazipur police station limits here on Wednesday morning, said police.

Initial probe hinted that the man died of electrocution due to short circuit in the room. The body was later charred as the short circuit also caused fire, said cops.

Jagdish Prasad, another employee of the department, said the deceased, Vikas Kumar Singh, 29, was on guard duty on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday at the office of superintendent engineer of the department’s Lucknow region.

Singh was sleeping in a room and had kept an electric heater on to keep himself warm. His body was found when other employees visited the office around 7am.

Prasad said the photocopy machine and other things in the office room were also completely burnt.

Sub-inspector Shiv Mangal Singh of Ghazipur police station said initial investigation suggested that the fire broke out after short circuit in the heater.

Circumstances suggested that the deceased first suffered electric shock after coming in the range of the heater and was later charred to death as he kept lying unconscious in the room when the fire broke.

The body had been sent for a post-mortem examination after information to his family members.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • The Bangalore University, known to be short of funds, is now hoping to make revenue out of the jackfruit trees grown on its campus. (Representative Image)

    Cash-strapped Bangalore University wants to make money. By selling jackfruit

    Bangalore University, which has more than 650 affiliated colleges, has decided to auction off the 50-odd jackfruit trees on its 1,000-acre Jnanabharathi campus ahead of the upcoming jackfruit season. The varsity had tried to auction off the trees last year but did not gain any revenue due to the lack of demand and buyers. The auction is set to take place on May 31 and the university has some rules in place.

  • Security duties being assigned at the Ridge on Friday in the run-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Shimla on May 31. (Deepak Sansta/HT)

    Shimla schools prepone vacation in view of PM Modi’s May 31 rally

    Anticipating a huge gathering for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at the Ridge in Shimla on May 31, the district administration has asked schools to prepone their summer vacation to avoid traffic congestion on Tuesday. Also read: Seven soldiers killed after army vehicle falls into Shyok river in Ladakh Modi will hold a roadshow in Shimla followed by the rally to celebrate the BJP-led NDA government's eight years in office at the Centre.

  • Delhi lieutenant governor Vinai Kumar Saxena (left) with CM Arvind Kejriwal (twitter.com/LtGovDelhi)

    ‘We decided to work together…’: Delhi CM Kejriwal meets new LG Vinai Saxena

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met the Union territory's 22nd lieutenant governor, Vinai Kumar Saxena, a day after the latter took oath of office. Speaking after the meeting, Kejriwal told reporters they both decided to work together for the 'betterment of people.' Saxena posted images on Twitter of his interaction with the chief minister.

  • Rajvardhan Singh Parmar of the Hindu outfit, Maharana Pratap Sena, has written a letter to Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot demanding ASI survey of the Ajmer Dargah. (PTI File Photo)

    Hindu outfit claims Ajmer Dargah was a temple, demands ASI survey

    A Hindu outfit, Maharana Pratap Sena, has claimed that the Ajmer Dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti was a temple, and demanded a survey of it by the Archaeological Survey of India. The dargah committee and the body of Khadims have refuted such claims. Rajvardhan Singh Parmar of Maharana Pratap Sena claimed that Hindu symbols were there on the walls and windows of the dargah and sought an ASI survey.

  • A three-year-old child was killed on Thursday noon as a water tanker ran over her while reversing near Sarjapur road in Bengaluru. (for representational purposes) (HT FILE PHOTO)

    Bengaluru: Toddler run over by reversing tanker while playing outside apartment

    A three-year-old girl was killed after Pratiksha Bhat, a native of Nepal was run over by a water tanker while it was reversing near an apartment on Sarjapur road in Bengaluru on Thursday. The young girl has been identified as a native of Nepal, Pratiksha Bhat. Pratiksha was playing nearby as the driver began reversing but he did not see her and the toddler was knocked down. Pratiksha's body was shifted to St John's Medical College Hospital for post-mortem procedures.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, May 27, 2022