Meghalaya: Two juveniles involved in Church-door bashing incident held

Meghalaya: Two juveniles involved in Church-door bashing incident held

By Our Correspondent, TNT News | TURA, Dec 27, 2017: 

The two juveniles, who were involved in vandalizing the glass door of the Hawakhana Baptist Church (HBC) were apprehended today by the West Garo Hills (WGH) police after they were handed over  by the clan members (Maharis) of the duo.

On the morning of Christmas, at about 2:45 am, one of the two juveniles, allegedly in a drunken fit, kicked the glass door of HBC after which the second boy escorted him out of the area. The act was captured in the CCTV installed within the Church leading to a hunt for the two boys in the video.

The incident had created shock and disgust with pressure on the local police to quickly locate the people behind the incident. Police had stated earlier that the case was one of drunkenness and had no communal hues with even Church authorities backing up the statement of the WGH police.

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“We have apprehended the two involved in the incident and they are currently being moved to the Court after legal procedures. The two apprehended are juveniles and as such will not be arrested but dealt with by the Juvenile Court itself,” said superintendent of police of WGH, Dr MGR Kumar.

The police chief added that the duo had confessed to their act and said that it was done under the influence of alcohol.

The two apprehended juveniles are allegedly from the town of Tura.

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