IMPHAL January 23: A 17 year old was crushed to death by the excavating arm of a JCB excavator this morning around 8 am at Langol Tarung village under Lamphel police.
The boy identified as Kamlengthang alias Kokngang son of Mangin of Langol Laimanai Meetei Leikai was acting as a mohori and looking after the earth levelling work at Langol Tarung village, when the incident happened.
He was crushed by the excavating arm of the JCB against another JCB excavator which was stationed nearby, said a family member at RIMS.
“The arm of the JCB arm swirled and hit him against the stationary JCB”, he said.
The body has been handed over to family members after post mortem was conducted at the RIMS mortuary this noon.
The police have taken up a case regarding the incident.