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National Level Wrestler Vishal Kumar Verma Dies Of Electrocution At A Flooded Stadium

By Era Kapoor
  • Aug 11, 2017

Vishal Kumar Verma, a national-level wrestler, died in a freak incident at the Jaipal Singh Stadium in Ranchi on Tuesday. The 25-year-old was electrocuted due to a short circuit at the inundated and dilapidated stadium building which houses the office of the Jharkhand State Wrestling Association (JSWA). The indoor stadium, built in 1978, has been flooded with rainwater since the beginning of monsoon and its condition has worsened due to heavy rains in the past couple of weeks.

"Preliminary investigation has revealed that death was due to electrocution. Vishal was using a water pump to clear out the water when the incident took place. Faulty wiring seems to be main cause for this incident," officer in-charge of Kotwali police station, Shyamanand Mandal, said.

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