Puttur: Jyotiprasad (35), son of Dugganna Gowda of Dekkale in Edamangala village in Sullia taluk died of electric shock on Saturday night.
He was pressing his clothes using an electric iron at home when the tragedy struck. Either a faulty appliance or power seepage through it is suspected to have caused the shock. As a result, he is said to have collapsed and died instantaneously.
His mortal remains were brought to the government hospital here and an autopsy was conducted on Sunday. Later they were handed over to the family.
He is survived by wife, father and two children.