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TNT News | April 23, 2018

In what may be termed as a very unfortunate incident, a student from Tripura studying in Shillong has lost his life after falling off a cliff at Laitlum, a tourist spot which came to prominence after a Bollywood movie Rock On 2 was shot there in 2016.

As per reports, the student identified as Subhrata Jamatia (21) of Morningstar College, Shillong went on a bike trip along with his 5 other friends including 4 boys and two girls en-route to Laitlum on three bikes. As per sources, the incident took place at around 5. 30 pm on April 22 when his helmet first rolled off the cliff and as he went on to take his helmet, he himself fell off and lost his life on the spot.

His body was brought to Civil Hospital, Shillong this morning at 9. 30 am for postmortem.

Speaking to TNT- The Northeast Today, the Meghalaya police informed that the body fell down 800 metre below and since it was difficult to carry out search operations last evening due to extreme fog conditions, the search operation was carried out today morning at around 7 am and the body was recovered at around 10. 30 am. After this the body was sent to Civil Hospital for postmortem which was conducted by the parents’ permission. He also informed that the boy’s parents are on their way to take the body home.

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