Odisha, Nov 11, 2019: A man died after his phone exploded while charging in Odisha’s Paradip area Sunday night.
The deceased has been identified as Kuna Pradhan, who is a native of Ranpur village of Nayagarh district in the state and was engaged as a labourer in the construction of a temple on the office premises of the Jagannath Truck Owners’ Association for the last two months.
On Sunday night, Kuna went to sleep after putting his mobile on charging which exploded at night.
However, the exact time of blast is yet to be ascertained.
On Monday morning, some labourers sleeping close-by found smoke inside the room. They checked it and found Pradhan dead with his face and portions of body charred.
On receiving information, police rushed to the site in the morning and recovered the body.
SP Jagatsinhpur R Prakash said to India Today, "We have sent the body for post-mortem and we are waiting for its report. We have registered a UD (Unnatural Death) case. We have also sent the scientific team on the spot. We will take action after the doctor’s report. Whether it was accidental or it was foul play can be clarified after the detailed report comes."