Shillong, Mar 1: The death toll in the clash between the groups in the eastern part of Meghalaya has risen to three when a 37-year-old man was killed by three unidentified people at his home on Sunday at Pyrkan village, East Khasi Hills district.
According to police, the person killed was identified as Uphas Uddin.
Police said, three unidentified miscreants attacked him at his residence at Pyrkan village under Shella police station of East Khasi Hills district.
In a statement issued to the media, police official said that Uddin, who was grievously injured in the armed miscreants attack, was rushed Khamati CHC, where the doctor declared him brought dead.
However, police said that during enquiry it has been ascertained that three persons entered the house who knew the exact location, like entry door and bed the victim was sleeping, which indicates that this may be the result of business rivalry or personal enmity.
In a separate incident, unknown persons attacked Rajua Karim, an employee of government-owned Meghalaya Basin Development Agency on Saturday at Mawthabah village in Mawsynram.
Karim, a resident of Phulbari in West Garo Hills, has been admitted to NEGRIHMS in Shillong in a critical condition on Sunday morning.
In Shillong, miscreants hurled a petrol bomb on Saturday night at the residential compound of one Lakshmi Bareh at Pynthorbah, Block – 4.
Police said no one was injured and no property damaged in the incident.
In Ri-Bhoi district, some non-tribal carpenters who were staying at Umtrew ran away from their homes on Sunday night into the forest when they heard some local youths proceeding to the area in two buses.
Police said they have, however, now returned to their homes.