Srinagar: A BSNL employee died after receiving electric shock while performing duties in Pattan area North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday afternoon.

An official told Kashmir Scroll that a BSNL employee working in BSNL exchange Pattan as daily wager received electric shock while performing duties.

Employee identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Mir (48) son of Wali Mohammad Mir resident of Tantray Pora Pattan was shifted to SDH Pattan where doctors declared him brought dead, he said.

After legal and medico formalities, body is being handed over to legal heirs, he said, adding that police has started investigation in this regard—(KS)