Srinagar, April 30: Congress leaders Sunday visited the Bones and Joints hospital here to inquire about the health of a daily labourer, Zahoor Ahmad who was critically injured due to electric shock in Srinagar.
Congress leaders Khem Lata Wakhloo and Imtiyaz Khan went to Bone and Joint hospital today and met the injured man and his family. The leaders said that the family of the injured man is in extremely poor condition and the government must pay compensation to their families.
Zahoor was electrocuted while repairing PDD’s electric line near Budshah bridge, while another labourer Mushtaq Ahmad died due to the shock when PDD ‘forgot’ to switch off the power supply to the line.
The leaders said that Zahoor’s right leg has been amputated. “The financial condition of Zahoor and his family is very weak. The government has paid them only Rs 15000 as compensation. The government must compensate both the labourers as few thousand rupees are not enough,” they said.
The leaders later visited some areas of Rainawari where people of that area told them that there are 15000 flood cases pending from September 2014 in district Srinagar and laying with the government “We request the government to immediately compensate the flood victim families,” they said. (KNS)