SHILLONG, Nov 12: Women rights and RTI activist, Agnes Kharshiing, continues to be under ventilator and is still critical but stable while her colleague Amita Sangma is slowly recovering.
It may be mentioned that the duo were grievously injured in a murderous attack at East Jaintia Hills on November 8.
Meanwhile general public from far and near continued to visit the hospital during visiting hours including.
Those who visited Kharshiing included, Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek, PHE Minister Samlin Malgniang, West Shillong MLA, Mohendro Rapsang, Meghalata DGP R Chandranathan, former militant leader Champion Sangma, Rev Father Robert Sawian, Rev. Pastor Robert Cunvile, Lovita Morang, Film maker, Artist, Human Rights Activist from Assam, former deputy chief minister, Bindo M Lanong, MPCC president, Celestine Lyngdoh, ex-MLA Kennedy Khyriem, Executive Committee, Dorbar Dong, Boyce Road, Laitumkhrah, Seng Kynthei Upper Shillong and senior government officials.
Meanwhile, the family also said that they continue to receive phone calls from Human Rights activist from all over the country including Dr DD Lapang, Chief Adviser to Chief Minister Lapang expressed his anguish on the incident.
However, out of the 30-40 persons who had attacked them only two have been arrested so far.
These persons, Elphon Dkhar and Meklison Siangshai who are from Kongong village are suspected to have been involved in the attack were picked up on the morning of November 9.
According to reports a group of persons numbering around 30 attacked Agnes and Sangma at Sohshrieh village while stopping there to take pictures of coal-laden trucks as reports of illegal mining in the coal-rich area.
A case related to attempt to murder and robbery was registered – Khliehriat PS case No 195(11) u/s 307/392 of the Indian Penal Code.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, G. Marshillong has been tasked as an investigation officer to investigate the incident.