Balasore: A farmer of Debakumar village under Jaleswar police limits in Balasore district was electrocuted to death after he came in contact with a live wire in the locality this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Surendra Jena.
Sources said Surendra was going to his farmland at around 6 AM today to harvest paddy, when he came in contact with a live wire that was hanging dangerously low and connected to a Lift Irrigation (LI) point. Though locals rushed him to a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Paschimbada, doctors declared him dead.
Irate over the incident, locals staged a road blockade at Paschimbada by keeping the body on the road. They demanded immediate action against the LI point owner.