Guwahati, Arup Chakroborty: In a freak incident, 14 road construction labourers from Dhubri in Assam died at Saipung in East Jaintia Hills. After they reportedly consumed chutney made from wild fruits during the evening meal on Sunday. According to sources, their bodies were recovered on Monday morning.
As per initial reports, some labourers collected the wild fruits from the nearby forest on Sunday and prepared the chutney for the meal. All the workers including a manager were found dead in the camp on Monday morning. The deceased are yet to be identified.
Though the manner in which the labourers died raised suspicion, police have ruled out any foul play in the incident.
On the other hand conspiracy theorists are suggesting that the workers might have been poisoned by a terror outfit.