ANDHRA PRADESH

Suspected thief electrocuted

HYDERABAD, MARCH. 7. A suspected thief, Mujju alias Muzaffar (28), was electrocuted when he reportedly entered Victor Enterprises, a transformer manufacturing unit, in Jeedimetla-IDA Phase-4 to steal copper coils late on Saturday night.

The incident came to light when the factory workers went inside for the first shift on Sunday morning. The body was found lying in between machines, nearly a foot above from the ground. "Examination of the spot suggests that at least two persons entered inside by removing window grills from rear side of factory. Muzaffar died after coming in contact with electricity wires jutting out from the wall", the Jeedimetla Inspector, Kishtaiah, said.

According to the police, Muzaffar was a resident of Rodamistrynagar and was involved in two murder cases and three property offences. It is suspected that the Muzaffar and another unidentified person entered the factory premises by climbing up the 15-feet-high compound wall. They sneaked inside by removing the window grills. "It appears the thieves tried to take away the copper coil bundles. Probably, Muzaffar, slipped from the top of the furnace and came in contact with electricity wires", Mr. Kistaiah maintained.

The police believe the intruders were familiar with the topography of the factory. "They probably knew about the watchman in the front and chose the rear side to enter inside", the Inspector said. The factory proprietor, V.V. Naidu, told the policemen that thefts were committed in the factory twice earlier. However, no property was lost this time.

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