TURA, Oct 24: In one of the most horrendous cases to have come out of the Garo Hills area, a 2 and a half year old toddler was raped by her own maternal uncle near the village of Kherapara, about 30 kms from the town of Tura,on Wednesday. The accused has been arrested by West Garo Hills (WGH) police and was produced before the court on Thursday.
The rape has been so severe that the small girl has been crying even in her sleep and is currently on a liquid diet even as doctors have confirmed operations would have to be performed on her.
According to the mother of the victim, “My husband and me went to the field for our daily work and wanted to take the girl with us. However, we put her under the care of her uncle, who wanted to look after her. When we got back we could not find her and went searching everywhere. Finally when we did find her, she was crying and bleeding.”
SHILLONG, Oct 24: Meghalaya Police have arrested one Md Mukhtar Ansari from a village in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand after receiving numerous complaints of ATM fraud.
He was arrested by a police team led by Inspector BK Mishra and brought to Shillong and was remanded to five days police custody.
Addressing pressmen on Friday, East Khasi Hills (EKH) Superintendent of Police (SP) M Kharkrang said preliminary investigation revealed that the latest modus operandi adopted by the fraudsters is not to get the pin code but simply getting the 16 digit number of the ATM card.
SHILLONG, Oct 24: Tourists are bowled by the impeccable wintry conditions in Shillong for the last week or so, now. With spotless blue sky and the winter sun burning bright coupled with the occasional festive rain, these tourists could not ask for more as freshness of winter is felt right from the food one takes to everything else here. The morning dew drops in the gardens, tree leaves, rooftops and the melting of it in the morning sun is just an experience of a different kind for many tourists who don’t get to see such sights back home.
SHILLONG, Oct 23: The North East Hill University Students’ Union (NEHUSU) on Thursday has made a serious remark on the alleged ‘misconduct’ of some faculty members working in this prestigious institute in the North East, even as it seeks immediate correction on the matter.
In a letter to the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University on Thursday, the Union’s vice president Shiningstar Kharbihkhiew said, “While we look up to our teachers for educational guidance and decencies expected of a responsible citizen, some are adhering to indecent behaviour like smoking in full public view, both in the classrooms and out in the corridors.”
TURA, Oct 24: In a major boost to the police force of North Garo Hills (NGH), a hardcore militant of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), who has been on the run after killing a few of his own comrades, was arrested from the village of Salpara, Mendipathar in NGH. The arrest was made Thursday night after the police received a tip off of the presence of the militant.
The police have recovered a huge stock of arms and ammunition after the arrested cadre led them to the district of West Khasi Hills (WKH), where he had hidden the arms.
Tura, Oct 23: A top cop of the West Garo Hills (WGH) police department, Promoth Sangma lost his life early Thursday morning while fighting insurgents holed up in Songmagre, near Purakhasia in WGH. Sangma was a veteran and a huge inspiration to the many that were trained under him or worked with him, with praise coming for the martyr from all his colleagues.
The 50 year old sub-inspector led his group to bust a militant hideout at Songmagre village under Purakhasia, along the India – Bangladesh border on Wednesday.
However the team came under heavy gunfire in the midst of which, Sangma lost his life on Thursday. Songmagre is a village about 55 km from Tura in WGH.
TURA, Oct 23: Continuing the offensive against militancy in Garo Hills, the North Garo Hills (NGH) police arrested 3 cadres allegedly belonging to the Liberation of Achik Elite Force (LAEF) on Tuesday. The 3 militants, who were arrested, were in a camp that had about 18 cadres, most of whom managed to escape into the nearby jungle. The incident happened in a village called Bangsi Bokda about 120 kms from the town of Tura.