A PDD lineman working with Power Development Department (PDD) died due to electric shock in Hafroo area of Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday, officials said.

The lineman identified as Mohammad Ashraf Mir, a resident of Badipora Nagam Charshrief received electric shock while repairing a line in Hafroo area.

He was immediately shifted to a local hospital, however, doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.

A police officer confirmed the incident to and said that cognizance of the incident has been taken and further investigation taken up