Arunachal: Student leader drowns in Poma river, body retrieved

The deceased is a permanent resident of Hong village, of Ziro under Lower Subansiri district.



A student leader reportedly drowned in Poma river this morning in Rakap in Jote area under Sangdupota circle of Papum Pare district when he went alongwith other friend for recreation.

Kamdam Sikom, SDPO, Balijan inform that the deceased Punyo Lampung, son of Late Punyo Taming, aged around 26 years went with other friends for recreation at the bank of Poma river near Rakap village in Jote area of Sangdupota circle and reportedly drowned at around 10.50 this morning. The body was retrieved and later brought to RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar. And the body has been  kept at RK Mission morgue.

The deceased is a permanent resident of Hong village, of Ziro under Lower Subansiri district.

A case of unnatural death have been registered at Balijan Police station and has been endorsed to SI T Habung for further investigation. All legal formalities including inquest and photographs and witness were examined. Necessary preliminary investigation have been done. SDPO added.

Arunachal students union  Delhi (ASUD) have condoled the incident. In a message ASUD, President Likha  Akash  said that we have saddened with the demise our former member Punyo lampung. Late Punyo was our Vice President of ASUD. 2015 – 2017.

‘He was an active  and emerging energetic youth leader and has served as much towards the students here and people reaching here in Delhi  during his time in Delhi’ . We will always miss him and can surely say Arunachal has lost someone with a brilliant ideas and energy who tirelessly wanted to give his best for the people of our state and country as whole. The release added.

All Lower Subansiri district students union (ALSDSU) also joined in condoling the demise of student leader, in a press release, ALSDSU President Lishi Tayo said that it is very sad moment for us specially the student community of Lower Subansiri on his demise in a bizarre incident of drowning in Poma river of Papum Pare district in Sangdupota circle today near Rakap village.

He was one of the versatile and dedicated student leader of Apatani community in particular and lower subansiri and state as a whole. he will always be remembered for his dedicated service to the student community.

The student union have prayed for eternal peace of departed soul. The release added.


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  1. Then Why he was so desperate to try swimming at without having skill and good tactics at swimming. He should not take the risk. Otherwise he would have not drowned at those River and his friend should have save while watching h drowning. A thorough enquiry has to be immediately implemented. Justice should not be in the hands of only stronger. Otherwise justice delayed means justice denied.

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