East Jaiñtia Hills police will exhume the body of a coal mine worker suspected to have died in an illegal mine in Moolang village.
The coal mine worker has been identified as 40-year old Riew Siangshai of Moolang village. Sources said one of the pillars inside the mine collapsed on January 9.
Soon after the incident he was hurriedly buried, sources added.
Sources said police will dig up his grave after getting a go ahead from the court. This will allow authorities to conduct an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.
The mine is reportedly owned by one Kwen Shylla, who is the headman of the village.