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National-level wrestler Vishal Verma dies of electrocution at flooded stadium

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  • August 10, 2017
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In this big world, things are really uncertain and you never know what would happen the very next minute. In a shocking and an even more sad incident that has come to light, we have lost a national-level wrestler in a freak-incident that has left everyone befuddled. 25-year-old national level wrestler, Vishal Kumar Verma, died out of electrocution at the Jaipal Singh Stadium in Ranchi, on Tuesday

The stadium was flooded with rainwater and Vishal was attempting to get the water out of the grounds using a water pump. The stadium is set on being in a very bad and dilapidated condition and was flooded due to heavy rains in Jharkhand. It houses the headquarter of the Jharkhand State Wrestling Association. Shyamanand Mandal, the officer in-charge of Kotwali police station said on the reason of Vishal’s death, “Preliminary investigation has revealed that death was due to electrocution. Vishal was using a water pump to clear out the water when the incident took place. Faulty wiring seems to be the main cause of this incident.”

Vishal, who started his wrestling career in 2005, came fourth in the last senior national wrestling championship. Bholanath Singh, general secretary, and coach of the JSWA. The board has announced ₹ one lakh interim relief to the bereaved family. The association will also give ₹ 10,000 every month to them till one of Kumar’s four sisters finds a job.

Ganesh Jha, the general manager of Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam (JBVNL) defending the power supply, told Times of India, “An executive engineer visited the site and reported that there is no fault in the power connection provided by JBVNL. However, there could be a loose connection in the building’s internal electrical wiring.”

This is so saddening. Vishal was trying to get the water out of the premises and this happened to him. The sports authorities need to maintain the infrastructure properly and have better management in place.



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