From A Correspondent
Shillong, Aug 5: Meghalaya police constable Lusen Sangma, who had recently shot dead his senior officer at a camp in West Jaintia Hills, has been shifted to Jowai after he surrendered at Phulbari police station in West Garo Hills district on Friday.
The police said the SLR rifle that Sangma had used to shoot the officer has also been recovered from a bush near a campus at Sahbsein village. It may be mentioned here that Sangma, who was in a drunken state, had recently shot dead his officer at a camp in West Jaintia Hills before fleeing from the scene along with the weapon.
The incident happened at 3rd MLA Battalion at Sahbsein near Jowai on 30th June. The victim has been identified as Litsingh Inghi holding the rank of havildar.
According to the police, Inghi, along with two of his subordites, were sitting at his room located on the top floor when Sangma barged into the room and fired about six rounds at Inghi.
The bullets pierced through Inghi’s shoulder, causing serious injuries to him. He succumbed to his injuries on the way to the health centre.
The two police constables present at the room ran away to escape being shot.
The police said that Sangma had fired another 15 rounds on the ground floor of the building and fled away along with the rifle.
Right after the incident, the West Jaintia Hills police have alerted other district headquarters to trace the absconding constable and arrest him.