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Police tracks down mobile used for sending messages to priest


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: Police suspect the life threatening messages to parish priest in West Khasi Hills, Fr Sebastian Thongni last week through SMS could be sent by someone from nearby locality.

“It appears that the owner of the number which was used to send the messages belongs to someone from the nearby locality”, SP, West Khasi Hills Dr N Raja Marthandan told The Shillong Times on Tuesday. Fr Thongni received two life threatening messages on October 19.

Marthandan informed that they have tracked down the particular number and gathered the messages sent via SMS. “The miscreant has gained the Sim card through fraudulent ways”, he added.The SP said that police have taken into custody one person from the locality believed to be the owner of the mobile number. “But the concerned has informed us that his cell phone was stolen fifteen days before the messages were sent”, Dr Marthandan asserted.


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