A 30-year-old electrician of an IT Firm sustained minor burn injuries when he was repairing a private company's defunct electric transformer at Adugodi Junction on Hosur Road on Monday morning. Due to unsafe procedures, the transformer exploded and oil splashed on to the electrician, Omprakash Mishra. Though he allegedly cried for help, commuters remained mute spectators more interested in filming the victim on their phones.
Sudhir, an eyewitness, tried to stop an autorickshaw to rush him to the hospital but in vain. However, with the help of traffic policeman, Mishra was rushed to St John's Hospital where he is being treated.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the transformer belonging to Seimens was on the footpath. Before BESCOM staff reached the spot, Mishra had opened the transformer and tried to repair it.
The Adugodi police have taken up a case of negligence and are investigating further.