BESCOM data further indicates that 14 other deaths have taken place other than this already this year. While 283 deaths took place in 2015-16, the same was 235 for 2016-17. The death toll raised to 239 and then to 283 in 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively. However, BESCOM states that 367 of these in total occurred due to the victim's fault.
Though initially, protesters were also demanding action against police personnel, who had taken away the body of the victim from house for post-mortem, later they agreed on the term of action only against unknown employees of electricity department.
A 13-year-old boy died of electrocution at Madhavnagar village near Vadodara on Tuesday morning after he was allegedly asked by his school principal to climb a tree within the school premises which touched high-voltage electric wire running overhead.