A sad day for sports as a national level wrestler Vishal Kumar Verma 25 year old dies of electric shock at flooded Jaipal Singh Stadium in Ranchi. The indoor stadium was built in 1978 and has been flooded due to heavy monsoon rains, its condition has been worsened due to heavy rain in last couple of weeks.
Bholanath Singh, general secretary and coach of the Jharkhand State Wrestling Association, said: “Vishal had stood fourth in the last senior national wrestling championship.”
“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 main cause for this incident,” officer in-charge of Kotwali police station, Shyamanand Mandal, said.
Ganesh Jha, general manager of Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam (JBVNL), told TOI: “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.”