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Assam official to conduct probe on April 20

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SHILLONG, April 17 � Assam Government would be sending a senior official to East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya on Monday to conduct an enquiry into the death of 14 labourers in the district.

Officials here said today that the Assam Government official would be of the rank of Additional Chief Secretary and would be stationed in East Jaintia Hills to conduct the enquiry.

The official would be reaching the Circuit House at Deinchynrum, East Jaintia Hills District on the morning of April 20. The Meghalaya Government on its part has said that all assistance would be provided to the official in conducting the enquiry.

Deputy Commissioner of East Jaintia Hills, WR Lyngdoh has asked medical officers, who conducted the post mortem on the victims, police officers of Saipung Police Station, headmen and secretaries of Thuruk village and all those having connection with the incident to be present at the Circuit House for the enquiry.

The 14 labourers died allegedly after consuming a poisonous fruit. The bodies of the victims were found on April 6 in one of the labour camps at a remote area called Umpung in Saipung. The victims were from Assam�s Dhubri district.

After the incident, the Assam Government said an enquiry would be conducted after suspicion was raised on the cause of the deaths.

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Assam official to conduct probe on April 20

SHILLONG, April 17 � Assam Government would be sending a senior official to East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya on Monday to conduct an enquiry into the death of 14 labourers in the district.

Officials here said today that the Assam Government official would be of the rank of Additional Chief Secretary and would be stationed in East Jaintia Hills to conduct the enquiry.

The official would be reaching the Circuit House at Deinchynrum, East Jaintia Hills District on the morning of April 20. The Meghalaya Government on its part has said that all assistance would be provided to the official in conducting the enquiry.

Deputy Commissioner of East Jaintia Hills, WR Lyngdoh has asked medical officers, who conducted the post mortem on the victims, police officers of Saipung Police Station, headmen and secretaries of Thuruk village and all those having connection with the incident to be present at the Circuit House for the enquiry.

The 14 labourers died allegedly after consuming a poisonous fruit. The bodies of the victims were found on April 6 in one of the labour camps at a remote area called Umpung in Saipung. The victims were from Assam�s Dhubri district.

After the incident, the Assam Government said an enquiry would be conducted after suspicion was raised on the cause of the deaths.