KOPPALA: A 10-year-old boy, identified as Viresh, suffered an electric shock due to the negligence of a contractor at Mailarapur village in Kataragi taluk on Friday.
Viresh was electrocuted while playing on the school grounds, where the contractor had drawn a live electric wire on the ground. As a result of the shock, the boy has lost his memory and suffered a grave injury to his fingers.
The contractor is constructing a water tank and had allegedly illegally drawn electricity from the high tension wire. A case has been registered against the contractor Mahadevappa at the Karatagi police station.
Villagers of Mailarapur are demanding the police to take action against Zilla Panchayat officers for allowing the contractor to take up the work by drawing an illegal connection.