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Kelzang Wangchuk | Samdrupjongkhar

A 34-year-old non-Bhutanese man was found dead in one of the hotels in Samdrupjongkhar on the night of March 15.

The deceased was undergoing a 21-day quarantine.

A health official reported the matter to police after the man did not open the door although they knocked several times.

A police investigation team and health workers broke in through the hotel room door, following all the health protocols in the hotelier’s presence and disuses on duty.

The team found the man dead on the bathroom floor in a supine position.

The team, during the investigation, learned that the man took tea around 3:30pm that day.  But when he did not open his door when desuups served him dinner at 8pm, they informed the hotel manager, who reported the matter to health officials.

Sources said bathroom windows were intact, there was no sign of a suicide attempt and no murder weapon.

Medical report state the cause of death was an accidental head injury sustained through a fall on the slippery bathroom floor as he sustained a blunt injury on his scalp and a deep cut injury above his left eyebrow.

Sources say the incident must have occurred while the man was taking a bath, as the floor was slippery.

Meanwhile, the deceased was quarantined on March 1 and supposed to go to Kengkhar MSS in Mongar to work as a mason after completing the quarantine.

The health officials carried out two rapid tests and three RT-PCR tests to the deceased.  The results were all negative.

The team handed over the body to the deceased’s cousin brother in Daranga-Mela police’s presence on March 16.

The construction company, which brought the man to the country, paid Nu 20,000 to the deceased’s cousin as condolences to the family.

The deceased was from Nanke Angarkata in Assam, India. 

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