Puttur: Man's mysterious death - Lightning strike suspected, post-mortem ordered

Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur

Puttur, May 22: In Olmogru village's Darbethadka, a man died on Tuesday evening. Rumours spread that a lightning strike was the cause of death. However, a team of officials led by the Tahsildar visited the location and decided that the cause of death will only be determined after a post-mortem examination.

The deceased is P Babu (55), a daily wage labourer and resident of Darbethadka. The death occurred while he was working around his house in the evening.

On the evening of May 21, around 7 pm, news reached the taluk administration that Babu had died from a lightning strike. Upon receiving the information, tahsildar Kunji Ahmad visited the site to investigate. No signs of a lightning strike or any impact were found in the area, and there were no injuries on the deceased's body, raising doubts about the cause of death being a lightning strike. Due to the lack of corroborative evidence, a decision was made to conduct a post-mortem examination. Revenue department officials reported that the doctors at the taluk hospital have performed the post-mortem.

According to the family, Babu was chopping wood in the yard around 4:30 pm when a thunderclap was heard. He ran inside the house and collapsed, dying shortly thereafter. The fact that the administration was informed about the incident at 7 pm, despite the lightning strike occurring at 4:30 pm, has raised suspicions.





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