Jamshedpur, June 28: A 35-year-old man was killed after being struck by lightning at Sonakhun under the Dhalbhumgarh police station area in the district on Tuesday.
A resident of Surda under Musabani police station, Anil Shah died on the spot, while his younger brother Sunil was seriously injured.
On receiving the information, police rushed to the spot and sent Sunil to a private nursing home in Ghatsila. Anil’s dead body was sent for postmortem at the MGM Medical College.
According to reports, the two brothers were on their way to Narsinghgarh from Surda on business purpose on their motorcycle when the tragedy struck. Seeing the weather turning bad, they stopped their bike and took shelter under a tree.
A while later, a lightning struck the tree killing Anil on the spot, while his brother sustained severe injuries. Both Anil and Sunil are younger brothers of Congress leader Sanjay Shah.
When Anil’s body reached his residence in Surda, his family members started creating chaos. Anil’s mother, father, wife, brother and his two children began to weep relentlessly. Local MLA Laxman Tudu along with his supporters reached Surda and pacified the victim’s family members.
Anil’s last rites were performed in Maubhandar near Subarnarekha River late on Tuesday evening.
BJP leader Ramjeet Mardi, Haradhan Singh, Bheem Bahadur Lama, Sourabh Chaterjee, Badal Lama, Ajay Shah, Munna SIngh, Laxman Chandra Bag, Shamsher Khan, Bharat Shyamal, Tota Mahali, Subhash Mishra, Choudhary Umesh Singh along with local residents in large numbers were present at the funeral.