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Tangedco staff ‘hurls’ power meter at woman in Dharmapuri

A video of a Tangedco staff at Palacodde office allegedly hurling an electricity meter at a woman, who raised a complaint of frequent power cut, went viral on social media sites on Thursday.

In the video, the woman resident of Theerthagiri town panchayat was heard raising a complaint of frequent power cuts in her neighbourhood. To the complaint, the Tangedco staff in question Kuppuraj, a commercial service connection staff, takes objection to the woman’s complaint and says “I’m an officer, you cannot speak to me like that”.  In the video, Kuppuraj goes inside and picked a heavy metal power meter and hurl at the woman.  The woman was presumed to have escaped unhurt.

Tangedco senior officials are inquiring into the incident.


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