Meghalaya: Asst.Professor Burnt Alive in a Car Accident; Forensic Investigation to be followed

Ferdinand B Lyngdoh, son of former Meghalaya Chief Minister Late E.K. Mawlong, was tragically burned to death inside his own car when it exploded.

He was a 37-year-old assistant professor traveling from Tura to Shillong on Saturday who was burnt alive after his car caught fire.

Ferdinand B Lyngdoh worked as an Assistant Professor at the College of Community Science in Sangsanggre, Tura, where he was in charge of the Department of Basic Science and Humanities. He is also the younger brother of Congress MLA George Lyngdoh.

The incident occurred near  Umran Diary, on the Shillong-Guwahati national highway in the Ri-Bhoi district.

During his journey from Tura to Shillong, his car was hit by an unexpected blast, which caused it to catch fire and completely engulf the vehicle.

The AC burst due to the excessive heat and the window had been completely shut, causing the blowout, according to Ri-Bhoi Superintendent of Police Nazarius Lamare.

The vehicle that exploded and killed Assistant Professor Ferdinand B Lyngdoh is being taken to the Forensic Science Laboratory.

The vehicle will be sent to the FSL, according to Ri Bhoi SP Nazarius Lamare, and all formalities in the case will be followed.

Ferdinand, the younger brother of Umroi MLA George B. Lyngdoh and the son of former chief minister EK Mawlong, died in an unfortunate accident at Umsalem in Ri Bhoi district on Saturday last.

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