Nabi Rasool farmer and his son Vannor Saheb tried to stop work and caught hold of the HT wire.
ANANTAPUR: A farmer and his son were injured when they were protesting the laying of high-tension wires through their patch of an agricultural land near Melavoy in Madakasira Mandal on the Karnataka border on Sunday.
The Karnataka State Electricity Board is establishing HT lines between Madhugiri and Pavagada talukas in Tumkur district of that state. The lines pass through Madakasira Mandal in Andhra Pradesh.
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The powerline was to pass through the land belonging to Mr. K. Nabirasool, 65, on the outskirts of Melavoy. He was demanding a compensation from the KSEB but his plea had been ignored.
On Sunday, the contractor began the erecting the HT line through the fields, including the one belonging to Mr. Nabirasool.
Mr. Nabirasool and his son Vannor Saheb tried to stop the work and have caught hold of HT wire.
However, the workers have continued pulling the line to hoist it on the towers. The father-son duo refused to let go and was hoisted to a height of 30 ft. Both of them fell after a while. Mr. Nabirasool suffered from serious injuries while Mr. Vannor Saheb escaped with minor injuries. Mr. Nabirasool was rushed to Hindupur hospital and his condition was said to be very serious. Locals gathered there and have demanded action against KSEB officials and contractors.
MLC Gundumala Thippeswamy said that the Karnataka officials had taken up the work without settling compensation for the farmers.