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Man in India Fatally Electocuted by Rat Trap

GAZIPUR, INDIA — A man has died when he was accidentally electrocuted by a jerry-rigged electric trap, designed to kill rats, in Gazipur.

The accident occurred at 6am on Monday, at Bhawal Jamalpur village under Kaliganj Upazila.

The deceased was identified as Masud Sarker, 20, son of Fatik Sarkar, Union chairman Harun-ur-Rashid told bdnews24.com. Sarker was a worker of Pran Juice Factory in the area.

Abdul Malek, a local of the village, had devised an electric trap, made with a fish net, to kill rats. He had installed the trap in the paddy field near the Angarakur marsh. Sarker was electrocuted at the spot when he had lifted the fish net, from the marshland near the field.

Kaliganj Police station sub-inspector Mohammad Rezaul Karim, confirming the authenticity of the incident, said that no case has been filed, till the filing of this report.

Story via bdnews24.com

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