FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, July 30: In a case of fratricide, a Meghalaya police constable on Sunday shot dead his senior colleague in West Jaintia Hills district. Police said 28-year-old Lusen Sangma, a constable of the Meghalaya police’s third battalion shot dead havildar Litsingh Inghi (50) at Sahsbien under rtiang police station. Sahsbein is around 15 km from Jowai, the headquarter of West Jaintia Hills district.
Inghi, who was sitting with two of his subordites when he was shot at, succumbed to his bullet injuries on his way to the hospital.
The incident happened at around 1 am on Sunday morning. Police said that the deceased was shot six rounds by the accused. Sangma also escaped with the weapon.
Police also said that the accused constable came down to the ground floor of the building and fired another 15 rounds before fleeing from the place with the weapon.
Police informed that as per prelimiry investigation, the accused was in an inebriated condition when he committed the act.
Police has sounded an alert to arrest the absconding Sangma.
“We have no knowledge about his exact (Sangma) whereabouts, but a manhunt is on to arrest him,” said West Jaintia Hills Superintendent of Police R Muthu.
It may be mentioned that is the second such incident in a fortnight.
On July 16, a police constable sustained head injury after a havildar shot him with his service revolver following an argument at Mawiong, East Khasi Hills district.
The victim, Randhir Kumar Singh, was shifted to NEIGRIHMS hospital and the accused, Sumarto Sitang, has been arrested.
According to reports there was an argument between them when they were coming for duty from Guwahati at 10.40 pm in a police vehicle. Both the constable and the havildar were reportedly drunk.