Boy, 10, electrocuted during bath in yard

-family says GPL ignored loose wire report, illegal connection being probed

A 10-year-old boy was electrocuted on Wednesday while bathing in his yard at Goed Fortuin and his family is accusing the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) of ignoring its complaints about a loose wire that was responsible.

Satyanand Balkaran

Satyanand Balkaran

However, GPL Chief Executive Officer Bharat Dindyal said the company is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Satyanand Balkaran and added that he was given preliminary information that the loose wire was a part of an illegal connection at the Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara property.

“There was an illegal connection to a property in the yard and I was told that the service for that house the wire was connected to was supposed to be removed but we are checking our records to verify that,” Dindyal said.

Lakeram Balkaran, the child’s grandfather, denied having any illegal connection and said he was never knowledgeable …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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