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Junior Engineer Pradeep Kumar. – File Photo
Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) Pradeep Kumar died in an accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya district on Thursday morning. He was employed in the post of Under Engineer (Junior Engineer) in the Irrigation Department. His duty was in the Rudauli block for the current panchayat elections. Police has sent the dead body for postmortem. At the same time, fellow engineers have created a ruckus in the district hospital.
Headquarters were returning in the morning after doing duty all night
Pradeep Kumar, an assistant returning officer originally from the garbage loader of Sultanpur district, was on election duty in the Rudauli block. At 6 am on Thursday, he was coming from Rudauli to Ayodhya headquarters on his bike. When the police station on NH-27 reached the fork intersection in Rounahi area, he fell from the bike due to a nap. He was rushed to the district hospital where he was declared dead by doctors. On Pradeep’s death, fellow workers reached the hospital.
Engineers working with the deceased gathered in the hospital.
Friends created a ruckus in the district hospital
The inferior engineers created a ruckus at the district hospital. Said that tremendous pressure is being created on ARO by citing the directive of the Election Commission and all the responsibility has been imposed on them. Due to which they are working under great stress. While the returning officer is having fun. If this is the case then they will be forced to boycott from duty. The engineers alleged that under-engineer Pradeep died due to lack of sleep due to election work. DM AK Jha has confirmed Pradeep’s death.