Mangaluru: Devaraj Acharya (52), a lineman employed with MESCOM and hailing from Kundapur, died of electrocution while working on a line in NMPT colony near Suratkal on Thursday.
The residents had repeatedly complained to the MESCOM regarding power cut since morning. That kept Devaraj busy. As he had climbed on top of the high-tension pole, he came into touch with a power line and got a severe shock.
He is said to have died on the spot as a result of severe burn injuries. MESCOM and police personnel soon arrived there. A case has been registered at the Suratkal police station.