The residents of a Chhattisgarh village have claimed that they have been asked to pay electricity bills despite no electricity supply in the village.

Source: NDTV

According to a report by NDTV, people in the Pateri Para of Sanawal village continue to live in dark despite repeated promises by the authorities.

Talking to media, one of the residents said:

"There are around 40 houses in this village and there is no electricity anywhere. People cook in dark, children study using lamps. But we have been sent electricity bills without electricity."
Source: Twitter

The District Collector of Balrampur has claimed that they got to know about the situation in the village only through media reports. He also said that they will soon investigate the matter.

Source: Twitter

Earlier this year, Jhalpi Para village of the same district, Balrampur, made news for being deprived of electricity since independence. Few weeks after that, the village got electricity connection for the first time.