The lives of two elderly men were cut short due to an electric shock from a wire on November 11 in Kpepsyiem Village, Ri Bhoi.
The victims, Lal Lapang (65 years old) and Pian Namsaw (44 years old) from Umden La-ang, met their untimely demise in the late hours of Saturday night. Their lifeless bodies were discovered the following Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m.
The circumstances surrounding the electric shock remain shrouded in mystery, leaving investigators puzzled about the motive for the victims’ presence near the high-voltage wire responsible for supplying electricity to the Patharkhmah area.
Upon receiving information about the incident, the local police visited the site, recovered the bodies, and arranged for their transportation to Byrnihat CHC. The post-mortem examination was released at the request of the relatives.