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Family of amputation victim withdraws case after deal with K-Electric

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday granted bail to seven officials of the K-Electric in a case pertaining to the amputation of an eight-year old boy’s both arms after electrocution in Karachi.

A bench of the high court approved bail for the accused when it was informed that the parents of the victim have taken back the case against the power utility after reaching an agreement.

The court directed the K-Electric officials to submit a surety of Rs50, 000 each. It further instructed the investigation officer to present a copy of the deal reached between the parties before the trial court concerned.

According to the agreement, the K-Electric will bear complete expenses of the child’s treatment, besides paying Rs 25,000 to his family every month.

The parents of the victim would also get an amount equivalent to 300 units of electricity each month.

On August 31, police had arrested seven employees of the K-Electric in the wake of the incident causing amputation of both the arms of eight-year-old boy Umar, when a high-tension wire fell on him on Aug 25.

Umar’s both arms had to be amputated by doctors due to severe burns he had sustained as an 11,000-Volt electrical wire fell on him in Ahsanabad Sector-4 off Super Highway where he was playing.

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