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Haridwar two 'kanwariyas' electrocuted

The four were part of a group of about 50 pilgrims traveling in a canter truck to Haridwar.


PTI 05 Aug 2018, 12:13 PM India

Two Lord Shiva devotees, known as 'kanwariyas', were electrocuted after they came into contact with live electricity wire on their way to Haridwar to fetch water from the holy river the Ganges, police said today.

Another 'kanwariya' was killed by a fellow pilgrim with a beer bottle following an altercation in the neighboring Shamli district.

According to the police, the first incident took place in the Bhora Kalan police station area of Muzaffarnagar district last night. Two others also suffered injuries.

The four were part of a group of about 50 pilgrims traveling in a canter truck to Haridwar.

Bhora Kalan police station SHO Anant Dev Mishra said the injured have been hospitalized.

In the second incident, 30-year-old Premjit was killed by his fellow pilgrim Satendra using a beer bottle following an altercation last night.

According to the police, the duo hailed from Jhajjar district of Haryana.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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