3 persons were electrocuted to death while putting up a poster of Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan at Kanamaladoddi village in Shantipuram Mandal, Chittoor district. According to Kuppam Circle Inspector, Yateendra, the fans of the actor were erecting an almost 40 feet high poster near Kanamaladoddi village on the eve of Kalyan’s birthday, which falls on September 2.
According to the police, the incident happened at around 8.30pm when a group of six people was trying to erect banners. The deceased were identified as Somasekhar (30), his brother Rajendra (32) and his friend Arunachalam (28). Three other injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment while the deceased were taken for post-mortem.
Pawan Kalyan had made repeated pleas to his fans not to celebrate his birthday, however, they decided to do so by following Covid guidelines. Janasena party has released a press Note carrying pawan Kalyan’s name. The Janasenani termed it as a tragedy beyond words. He assured the families of all possible support on behalf of him and the party. pawan also directed the local leaders to ensure the best treatment for those in the hospital.
Cops registered a case under section 174 of CrPC (death due to electrocution) and further investigation is still on.