FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, March 9: Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh today said the police is deeply committed to fight crime against women and children.
Giving a sou moto statement on the recovery of a woman’s body on Tuesday from Ishyrwat on the outskirts of the city, Lyngdoh said the police is actively pursuing such cases.
“Like other district police forces, East Khasi Hills police gives top priority to such cases and have cracked a number of cases involving crime against women and children in the past,” the Home Minister said.
According to the Home Minister, the police have also helped victims inside and outside the State in a number of cases.
He also informed that Meghalaya Police has also made contacts with the state police forces of other states for coorditing in the cases of missing persons including human trafficking as well as in the cases of crime against women.
Lyngdoh also assured the House that East Khasi Hills police will investigate this case “professiolly and with due diligence.”
“I would also like to assure that not only this case, all the other cases of crime against women and children are given and will be given adequate attention,” the Home Minister added.
Lyngdoh also urged the people of the state to extend help to the police in preventing crime against women and children.
Earlier, Lyngdoh informed the House that on March 7, at about 6.20 am Nongmynsong police outpost received information that one dead body of a female was found lying beside the road about 25 meters away from Ishyrwat Junction on the road to Nongmynsong.
He informed the House that during inquest, no significant fatal injury marks were found on the dead body except for abrasion marks on lower limb.
The Home Minister also said that cause of death will be ascertained only after the post mortem. Meanwhile, United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator from West Shillong constituency, Paul Lyngdoh expressed concern over the manner in which the photographs of the woman were circulated in the social media.