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Meghalaya: Stones Pelted On Tourist Vehicles In Dawki

Stones were pelted on about ten tourist vehicles visiting Meghalaya’s iconic tourist spot Dawki on Friday.

Meghalaya: Stones Pelted On Tourist Vehicles In Dawki

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Nov 2022 7:16 AM GMT

SHILLONG: In a sensational incident reported from Meghalaya's iconic tourism spot Dawki, stones were pelted on tourist vehicles visiting the town on Friday.

Dawki located about 80 kilometers south of state capital Shillong is one of the most visited tourist spots in the state widely known for its natural beauty.

As per information, the incident whose visuals have widely gone viral on the social media, occurred on the Dawki-Riwai road near the Borhill Falls. What is important to note here is that, in the stone pelting incident on Friday afternoon, at least one tourist was injured.

Windshields and windows of about eight to ten vehicles have been damaged due to stone pelting. Talking to the media, a driver of one of the attacked vehicles said that stones were thrown at them as they were heading towards Shillong just after crossing the Borhill Falls.

Soon after the incident occurred, the Assam Tourist Taxi Association came up with a circular asking cabs offering services along that area to avoid the popular tourist spot.

The Police received a verbal complaint in this regard and on investigating it further found out that some children under twelve years of age were behind it. However, the identity of minors is still unknown.

The Rangbah Shnong (Village Head) of Nongtyngur village has convened a meeting on Saturday to discuss about the issue.

Meanwhile, this widely condemned incident has raised the eyebrows on the security structure in place just as Shillong is bracing up for the main event of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival scheduled to be held between November 24-26.

The Superintendent of Police (City) Vivek Syiem while talking to reporters here said that the security scenario after the violent incident on October 28 is being reviewed and that they are ensuring an adequate security infrastructure to avoid such incidents.

"We will make sure that the festival is a success by ensuring effective police deployment to ensure safety for all who come to Shillong for the festival," the SP (City) said on Friday.

It may be mentioned here that another incident of violence was reported in Shillong amidst a rally organised by the Federation of Khasi, Jaintia & Garo People (FKJGP) against the rising unemployment issue in the state. The rally turned violent when protestors whose faces were covered by masks allegedly beat up passers-by on the road and damaging vehicles. Worthy to mention here that everything happened in broad daylight in Police presence.

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