Shillong, Apr 9: The police have managed to apprehend eight persons for the assault on two youths from Wahkaji, South West Khasi Hills district on March 21 which resulted in the death of one of them.
East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (SP), S. Nongtnger informed that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up on March 29 to identify the culprits and to aid the investigating officer in the investigation of the case.
“The SIT after ascertaining the culprits have arrested eight persons involved in the case. They will be taken into custody for ascertaining more facts into the case,” Nongtnger said.
According to the East Khasi Hills police chief, all these arrested persons “are tribals”.
It may be mentioned that on March 21, police received information from 108 emergency service that two boys were assaulted and that they had been beaten brutally by some unknown persons at Golf Link area and they were in an unconscious state.
The officer on duty at Pasteur Beat House immediately rushed to the spot and helped the victims to be admitted at Civil Hospital Shillong.
Further, the place of occurrence and the available witnesses were examined and a criminal case was registered vide Shillong Sadar PS Case No. 100(03)2021 U/S 324/326/341/34 IPC and investigated into.
One of the victim, Phershanroy Marthong succumbed to his injuries at NEIGRIHMS Hospital, on March 28 after which police added Section 302 IPC.