Man electrocuted trying to save pigeon in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, June 10, 2021
A 35-year-old man in Malpur village in Aravalli district of Gujarat was electrocuted while trying to free a pigeon entangled in the power lines today.
The video of the tragic incident soon went viral on social media. The local police has registered an accidental death case and is investigating.
A pigeon got stuck in the power lines in the marketplace of Malpur village in Bayas Tehsil of Aravalli district in Gujarat in the afternoon today. The people at the busy place watched the writhing pigeon but couldn't do anything.
A labourer named Dilipbhai Vaghela (35), father of three children, saw this and decided to free the bird. But as he couldn't find a long wooden pole, he tied a short wooden stick to another iron rod and climbed the light pole. As he tried to disentangle the bird, the wooden stick touched a live wire, instantly electrocuting him. Dilip instantly fell down and hit the ground head first.
Within moments and before the arrival of an ambulance, Dilip died leaving behind a bereaved family of four.
The entire incident was recorded on a cellphone by a passerby, and the recording went viral on the social media on Thursday.