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Meghalaya govt orders magisterial probe into lynching of two

SHILLONG: Meghalaya  Government has ordered a magisterial probe into the lynching of two persons in West Garo Hills district recently.

This was informed by the Home Minister James Sangma in a reply to the Phulbari MLA SG Estamur Mominin here on Wednesday.

The Home Minister added that the West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner had instituted a magisterial inquiry into the  matter and it will be headed by SDO (civil),Dadeng.
It was on  February  15 when two persons, Mokibul Akond of Chibinang and Mikseng Marak of Williamnagar were lynched by an angry mob of close to 1000 on suspicion of being dacoits while another Bitha Rabha suffered severe injuries.
Following the incident and huge uproar from several quarters  MLA of Phulbari constituency  SG Estamur Mominin who along with four other MLAs of Garo Hills had took up the matter with the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Home Minister,James Sangma.

Talking to newsmen, Mominin informed that he along with four other MLAs of Garo Hills have also urged the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to compensate the families of the victims and the CM had assured that they would be given required compensation.

 

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