OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, April 8: Notwithstanding the prelimiry findings that suggested that the fourteen labourers who died at Umphum, East Jaintia Hills on Monday is due to food poisoning, the Police are investigating the case from all angles. A Sunn, a senior officer in the rank of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has been directed to conduct an enquiry into this incident, informed the State Police Media Officer GHP Raju on Wednesday. While the remains of the fourteen people have been handed to the family members, the viscera of the deceased were preserved by the doctors who conducted the post mortem examition for chemical alysis by the Forensic experts, informed Raju. With indications pointing the probable cause of the dead is due to the chutney made out a wild poisonous fruit known by the local me as “Khuaitir”, the Police also seized the left-over of the “chutney” along with available wild for sending them for Forensic Alysis by an expert.