3 arrested in coal mine tragedy in Meghalaya

3 persons have been arrested by the Meghalaya police while another is absconding for causing the death of 15 labourers inside a coal mine at Nengkul in Rongsa Awe of Nangalbibra on July 6.

According to South Garo Hills additional deputy commissioner Mr RP Marak, the arrested include the Nokma, Kudon A Sangma, mine developer, Gurdeep Singh, and head of the labourers identified only as “captain”.

He said “We have booked them under Section 304 (causing death by negligence) of IPC.”

Moreover, two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Assam have been rushed to the disaster site to aid in the rescue operations. The NDRF personnel have moved from their base in Guwahati and are on their way to the place of incident.