Advertisement

Uttar Pradesh: Lineman sets self on fire in Lakhimpur Kheri after alleged harassment by junior engineer

He was referred to a higher medical facility in Lucknow where he succumbed to burn injuries.

IANS | Updated on: Monday, April 11, 2022, 02:57 PM IST

Suicide representative pic |
Suicide representative pic |
Advertisement

A power lineman at the Palia power station of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), in Lakhimpur Kheri, died after he set himself on fire, accusing a junior engineer (JE) of harassment.

Before death, the lineman had given a statement against Junior Engineer in the video where in he mentioned that Junior Engineer and his touts were demanding his wife in return for the transfer. He also said, " I also complained into the police station but nothing happened.", reported Zee News.

Gokul Prasad, 45, was deployed as a lineman in the power department for the past 22 years.

He was referred to a higher medical facility in Lucknow where he succumbed to burn injuries.

The family members of the lineman have given a complaint against the accused.

Gokul's wife told reporters that her husband was under immense tension because of the JE under whom he was working and Gokul had even lodged a complaint against him at Palia police station but no action was taken.

SSP Sanjeev Suman said on Monday, "A lineman who immolated himself died during treatment in Lucknow. A video recorded by the lineman has surfaced in which he was levelling allegations against a senior."

(with inputs from IANS)

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Advertisement
Published on: Monday, April 11, 2022, 02:57 PM IST