BY TC News Desk
Agartala, August 28, 2023: A forest guard working at the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura died of a cardiac arrest on Sunday night at his quarters. The deceased has been identified as Shibu Chandra, a resident of Udaipur who had been working at the zoo for the past few years.
According to his colleagues, Chandra suddenly fell ill and collapsed on the ground around 10 PM. He was rushed to the Bishalgarh sub-divisional hospital, where he was declared brought dead by the doctors. The on-duty doctor said that Chandra had a history of heart ailments and had undergone a by-pass surgery earlier. He also said that one of his colleagues had informed him that Chandra had consumed alcohol two hours before his death.
The District Forest Officer Pritam Bhattacharya and other officials visited the hospital after hearing the news. They expressed their condolences to the bereaved family and assured them of all possible assistance. Chandra is survived by his wife and two children, who live in Agartala. He had spoken to his wife over the phone shortly before his death.
The body of Chandra was kept in the mortuary at the Bishalgarh hospital on Monday morning and was handed over to the family after post-mortem. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, the doctor said.