A 20-year-old youth was electrocuted near Vallur in Paniyandapalli on Saturday.

According to police, Pradeep Kumar was involved in borewell digging works. He was going in a lorry for work to Vallur panchayat. When the lorry got entangled with an overhead electricity cable, Kumar tried to get down. But, he was electrocuted when he touched the door.

The body was sent in a car to the government hospital at Tirupattur. On knowing about his death, his relatives brought the car carrying the body to the office of the Sub-Collector and complained that the Kandhili police was not forthcoming to look into the case.

Sub-Collector Shilpa Prabhakar immediately contacted the Deputy Superintendent of Police of Tirupattur and police personnel were rushed to the spot. The relatives were pacified and the body was taken to the Tirupattur GH.

Following a complaint from Kumar’s father Kannan (60), Kandhili police registered a case and driver of the vehicle Lakshmanan (27) was arrested, police said.