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Violence Erupts After Citizenship Act Protest in Meghalaya: Two Killed

The incident occurred after an anti-CAA rally, jointly organized by the Khasi Students' Union (KSU) and other NGOs, concluded at Ichamati, as per police sources.

By: Team Pardaphash  Pardaphash Group
Violence Erupts After Citizenship Act Protest in Meghalaya: Two Killed

In the aftermath of an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally organized by the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) and other NGOs in Ichamati, East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya, a grim turn of events unfolded. Reports indicate that two individuals were brutally beaten to death by unidentified assailants in the vicinity of Shella police station on Wednesday evening.

The victims, identified as L Esan Sing and L Sujit Dutta, reportedly belonged to non-indigenous communities. Law enforcement authorities suspect that opportunistic criminals exploited the volatile situation post-rally to perpetrate the heinous act.

Confirming the tragic incident, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner SC Sadhu expressed condolences and assured that further details are awaited as investigations unfold. The prevailing atmosphere remains tense, prompting authorities to dispatch reinforcements to maintain order.

In response to the escalating situation, all Superintendents of Police have been directed to heighten vigilance and conduct extensive foot and mobile patrols within their respective jurisdictions. Additionally, plans are underway to organize peace meetings to alleviate tensions and foster harmony in the region.

While the specifics surrounding the incident are yet to be fully elucidated, District Police Chief Rituraj Ravi affirmed that investigative teams are actively engaged at the crime scenes in Ichamati and Dalda. Inquest and post-mortem procedures are pending as authorities work diligently to unravel the circumstances leading to the tragic demise of the victims. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses

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