Shillong, October 03: Former Meghalaya CM Late E K Mawlong’s youngest son and an assistant professor was charred to death when the car he was travelling in caught fire in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district.

The incident took place on the Shillong-Guwahati highway on Saturday.

The deceased person was identified as Ferdinand B Lyngdoh who was the youngest son of former Meghalaya CM Late E K Mawlong and the brother of Congress MLA George Lyngdoh.

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A police official of Ri-Bhoi district said that, the vehicle, in which Ferdinand B Lyngdoh was traveling suddenly caught fire at Umran area on Shillong-Guwahati highway.

Lyngdoh was an assistant professor at a college affiliated with the Imphal-based Central Agriculture University.