Youths struck by lightening: Cause of death not ascertained

Viscera of two youths has been preserved as doctors could not ascertain the cause of their death

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 24, 2016, 12:42 PM IST
Youths struck by lightening: Cause of death not ascertained
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Ghaziabad: Viscera of two youths who died two days ago after being struck by a thunderbolt, while talking on mobile phone in Govind Puram area here, has been preserved as doctors could not ascertain the cause of their death in post-mortem, police said today.

"Doctors opined in autopsy report 'cause of death could not be ascertained viscera has been persevered'," said SHO Kavi Nagar Ashok Shishodia, adding that further action would be initiated after receiving the report from forensic science laboratory Agra.

Rishabh alias Bobby and his friend Naeem were talking on mobile phone on the rooftop of a building at a friend's birthday party when they were struck by lightning on June 21.

Meanwhile, family members of Rishabh and Naeem have alleged that they were poisoned and not struck by a thunderbolt, police said.