A farmer was electrocuted when he touched a wire beside an electric pole at Doraihalli in Gubbi taluk in the district on Tuesday. The police identified the victim as Kumar (34). Kumar, who working in the paddy fields, saw the wire dangling from the pole. He died on the spot when he tried to put it aside around 11.45 a.m. His father, Huchanna, has filed a complaint with the Gubbi police. — Staff Correspondent

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