Khordha, Aug 15:A home guard on Sunday died of electrocution while a constable sustained critical injuries after coming in contact with an 11-KV live wire at Siko Police Outpost in Khordha district.
The deceased is Dhaneswar Das and the injured constable is Birakishore Bhol.
Sources said the duo was installing a pole to hoist the national flag at the outpost on the occasion of Independence Day. Meanwhile, it came in contact with a live wire. Consequently, the home guard died on the spot while the constable sustained critical burn injuries.
The injured constable has been rushed to Bhubaneswar AIIMS after the mishap.