TURA: The new year in Garo Hills began on a chilling note with the news of a mentally challenged man entering a house and brutally murdering an infant boy and attacking the mother following which he was beaten to death by villagers in a remote village in South Garo Hills.
The incident took place on January 1st evening, at around 5:30 PM, when the 25-year-old mentally challenged man Galmit Ch Sangma of Chenggini village went to the neighbouring village of New Rongara and entered the house of Barning R Marak.
Carrying an axe, he attacked the mother of the house, Rongilla D Sangma, and her one-and-a-half-year- old son Manrikkam leading to the child’s death. The mother was left critically injured from the attack.
Hearing the cries for help by the injured mother, villagers rushed to their aid and apprehended the attacker who was beaten and lynched to death by the angry mob.