GANGTOK, September 12: The people of Gangtok woke up to a rude shock this morning following the news of the death of a contractor, hours after he was brutally attacked near Gurudwara in Deorali last night.
Passang Bhutia, 47 of the same locality was brutally attacked with sharp weapons on his head and hands by some miscreants at around 8:10 pm near the Gurudwara premises.
The contractor was on his way home as usual after parking his car near the Gurudwara.
According to police sources, the Chowkidar who was on night duty had seen two people fleeing after attacking the person.
When the Police team reached the spot on the information of one Bishnu Sharma of Deorali, they found the victim in an unconscious state with fatal injuries on his head. Bhutia had also sustained dismemberment of his left palm.
He was rushed to Central Referral Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The body was handed over to the legal guardians today after autopsy at STNM Hospital.
Police have registered a case under section 302 (murder) against unknown persons. Sadar Police have also deployed more police personnel to nab the culprits