Man killed in North road mishap

Mangan, 27 Jun: One person has died in a road mishap at Bop, ahead of Lachung, North Sikkim on the Chungthang-Lachung road today around 8.30 am.

The deceased, Thengyal Lachungpa, aged 26 yrs, was working as a Lineman under Energy & Power Dept at Maltin Power Sub Station. He was going to Bop from Maltin Power Station to fetch his colleague who would replace him at the power station. Unfortunately, just above Bop the Santro he was driving went off the road falling around 300 feet below into a jungle. SHO Chungthang with other police personnel visited the spot and the body of the deceased was forwarded to District Hospital Mangan for autopsy under Police escort. A case vide Chungthang CP/ PS case no 02(06)2019 dated 27 Jun, 2019 u/S 279/ 304 A IPC has been initiated. Meanwhile, the DG BRO GREF who was supposed to visit Munsithang Chungthang, North Sikkim for inspection of the bailey bridge which was washed away on 17 Jun, 2019 has been postponed for Friday.