Bhubaneswar: In a tragic mishap, a Jawan died and another Jawan sustained critical injuries after coming in contact with a live wire at Mathili in Malkangiri district this morning.
The deceased Jawan was identified as Rahul Behera of Fourth Battalion of Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP). The injured Jawan was first rushed to the Mathili hospital. However, he was shifted to the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput as their condition deteriorated.
According to reports, the Jawan were repairing an electric wiring in their camp office at Mathil while they got heavy shock and received severe burn injuries. Rahul was declared dead at the Mathili hospital.
cA pal of gloom has descended in the region following the incident. On being informed, police have reached and started investigation.