Tura, Apr 8: The murder of a 30 year old local man this morning brought shivers down the spine of the small township of Rongjeng in East Garo Hills (EGH). The victims’ head was bashed in making his face unrecognisable.
According to sources, the victim Sheje Sangma (30) was a resident of Rongjeng Reserve and sold chicken and fish at the Rongjeng market in East Garo Hills. His body was recovered today by the EGH police team in the Rongmuthu locality of the town lying near the National Highway – 62.
The sudden discovery of the body has left most puzzled regarding the motive of the murder with police placing the death closer towards the night yesterday.
“We are looking at all angles to the murder and our investigation is currently on. Prime facie it looks like he was bludgeoned to death. It looks like he was killed yesterday and the post mortem report should provide clarity on the time of the murder,” said EGH police chief, Vivekananda Singh.
Police later recovered the murder weapon, a blood stained stone, which is also being looked into.
“It does not look like a murder committed by militants and could have been committed by someone known to the victim though we are not ruling out any possibility,” added Singh.