The Hush Post: It was like getting a call direct from “Yumraaj” (God of death). A man died immediately when he took a call on his mobile phone.
The shocking incident occurred recently in Vagupalli under the Kanigiri Mandal in Prakasham district of Andhra Pradesh where a 31-year-old physically-challenged man, identified as Changu Mastan Reddy, died immediately when he answered a call on his mobile phone and that call proved to be his last one, media reports said.
According to media reports Reddy had received a call on his mobile phone which was being charged at that time. Immediately when he answered the call, the phone exploded as it had been connected to a charger and as a result, Reddy died.
A report in the Times of India said that the deceased was living alone and these were his neighbours who found dead on the floor. While investigating the matter, the cops found out that short circuit caused by high voltage, in separate incidents on the same day, damaged two fans in Reddy’s village.
“The phone’s battery may have exploded due to overheating amid high voltage at Vagupalli village. The differently abled man used to live alone on a monthly government pension of ₹1,000,” a police officer was quoted as having said.
“The phone was badly burnt rendering its make impossible to find out, but added that the back case of a Samsung mobile phone was found near Mastan Reddy’s body.” Inspector M Subbarao of Kanigiri police station was quoted as saying. The deceased’s relatives completed the formalities at the hospital and took his body home.
The police have initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in connection with Reddy’s death. The police are investigating the matter.