After the death of a girl on a Chennai road because of illegal banners put up by an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam functionary evoked a flurry of responses, here happens another ghastly incident which resembles the same.
A 13-year-old boy died after electrocuted by an advertisement hoarding of a bank in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu. According to police, the boy was on a bicycle and was trying to avoid a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. He allegedly lost his balance and came in contact with a pole on which the advertisement hoarding held.
According to the police, Dinesh Kumar, a class nine student, was on his way back home in Kullanchavadi from a Primary Health Centre at Ambalavananpettai, around three kilometers away. He was running a fever on Friday and hence had visited the Primary Health Centre.
As he was riding his bicycle, he was trying to avoid a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. While trying to move out of the vehicle’s way, he allegedly lost his balance and came in contact with a pole on which the advertisement hoarding held.
Following a complaint from Dinesh’s parents, the police have registered an FIR against those who put up the hoarding and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board officials as well.