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M’laya cop killed by Assam mob

By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: Officer in-charge of Bajengdoba police outpost in East Garo Hills, Sub Inspector BD Marak, was beaten to death while retired Police Havildar Jwel Sangma was grievously injured in an by a mob in Kachimari-Garopara village in Goalpara, Assam on Thursday night.

According to police, SI Marak had gone to Krishnai in Goalpara in his office vehicle along with Jwel Sangma and the incident occurred while they were returning from Krishnai.

“The duo probably had drunk liquor and while returning at around 6 pm their vehicle hit a cyclist causing injury to him,” an official with the East Garo Hills district administration said.

“After the police officer and his friend got down from the vehicle, a mob which gathered following the incident started assaulting them and also damaged the vehicle. Later, the seriously injured police official was taken to the Goalpara Civil Hospital where he was declared ‘brought dead’,” the official informed.

Meanwhile, the East Garo Hills administration on Friday asked police to register a case against the killing of the police officer by the mob.

12-yr-old physically-challenged girl injured in crossfire

A 12-year-old physically challenged girl was injured among two others in a gun battle between police and GNLA militants at Adokgre village near Chokpot in South Garo Hills on Friday.

Besides the girl, a police man and a GNLA cadre were also injured in the incident, police added.

In retaliation to the stand of the police to attack the camps of GNLA, the militants targeted a police team at around at 8.30 am on Friday at Adokgre.

In the cross fire, the physically-challenged girl, Donamaya Marak, who can neither see or hear, came in between and sustained bullet injuries, but she was rescued by the police personnel.

The girl is undergoing treatment at Tura Civil Hospital and is out of danger, sources informed.

Police, however, did not disclose the name of the injured policeman who was part of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) engaged in the gun battle, saying that it was due to security reasons.

Police also claimed that a GNLA militant was also injured in the encounter.

According to police, the group of GNLA cadres who fired at the police team was led by the militant outfit’s ‘southern commander’ Baichung Momin who hails from Chokpot.

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