Shillong: Recently, the police has found two people were arrested with the murder attempt on a women’s rights activist and two other people in Meghalaya East Jaintia Hills district. In Kongong area in a pre-dawn raid the suspects, Elphon Dkhar and Meklison Siangshai, were arrested.

The police chief of East Jaintia Hills “ A moto case was taken up by police since the victims are not in a position to file an FIR as they are in a serious condition. We are interrogation the two arrested person and a manhunt is on to arrest the other attackers”

The officials at the North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) has said that the activist, Agnes Kharshiing, was still in a “ critical condition” while the other persons- her aide Amrita Sangma and their driver E.Kurbah-were stable.

The spokesperson of NEIGRIHMS K.K Pandita said “ Kharshiing is on a ventilator. The condition of the other two is stable”

The President of Civil Society Women Organization (CSWO), on the murder of Ms. Kharshiing Amrita Sangna and E. Kurbah, was brutally assaulted by a group of some 40 people after the activist lodged a complaint on the illegal mining and transportation of coal in the district.

The leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma said “ I condemn the attack on Kong Agnes Kharshiing and Amrita Sangma, the other member of the CSWO, today by criminals in the strongest terms possible and pray for her complete recovery. I urge the authorities to waste no time and ensure the arrest of the criminals and their prosecution as per the law”

However, the attack on Ms. Kharshiing shows the seriousness of the illegal mining of coal in Jaintia hills said Former Meghalaya Home Minister Robert Garnett Lyngdoh.

In addition,  Civil group Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) said that “ This cowardly attack on one of the leading anti-corruption human rights activist of Meghalaya clearly points to the impurity with which mafias are operating in the state under political patronage”

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