Meghalaya: 65-yr-old murdered, dumped; family dispute suspected

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TURA | May 22, 2019:

A dead body of 65-year-old man was recovered from Menggotchigre village near Jangrapara under Tikrikilla PS in West Garo Hills on Tuesday. The body bore multiple stab wounds and was dumped in a plantation within the village.

The murder of the 60 year old allegedly took place on Sunday late evening.

Police are still ascertaining the reason behind the murder but felt the matter could be due to a family dispute. Locals, however, pointed to the angle of voodoo practice (witchcraft) that could have led to the murder.

The 65-year-old deceased has been identified as one Mingnan Ch Sangma of the same village.

"The body was recovered yesterday and all formalities have been completed, including a post mortem. We are currently questioning family members as well as villagers to ascertain as to why the murder took place. There should be more clarity once more details emerge on the murder," said superintendent of police, WGH, Dr MGR Kumar.