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Never lodged any police complaint, say relatives


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From Our Correspondent

 JOWAI:  A relative of Nimon Paslein — one of the victims killed at Umkyrpong village along with two others — has clarified that the family did not inform the Police about the murder of their brother.

 The Shillong Times on Friday had quoted a source in the news report under the caption, Three killed on suspicion of being Menshohnoh, which stated that the sister of Paslein had gone to Saipung Police Station to file an FIR but the police told her that she should keep quiet since she had got back the body of her brother.

 Speaking to this scribe, a close relative of Paslein informed that they had not approached the police to lodge any complaint against the murder of their brother.

“I don’t even want to approach the police,” Paslein’s sister clarified. “I don’t want to lodge any complaint as I know that if I do that I might not get back the body of my brother,” she added.

“When we came to know about his murder, we went to the village and we buried his body in a cemetery which belongs to our clan,” said the victim’s close relative

Meanwhile, the Officer In-charge Saipung Police Station, CS Shylla, also informed this scribe that none of the relatives had lodged any complaint against the murder of their brother.

It may be mentioned here that a lynch mob killed three people at Umkyrpong village after they were suspected to be Menshohnoh or keepers of U Thlen, believed to be a serpent that thrives on human blood.

 All the three victims were killed on October 30 and their bodies were dumped somewhere inside a jungle called Mooladiang.

 The Body of Paslein was later handed over to his sister after she requested the concerned Rangbah shnong of the area. On the permission of the headman, the body of Paslein was pulled out and the last rites were performed on November 13 and he was buried at a cemetery of the Paslein clan in the village. The bodies of the other killed are still believed to be in the forest.


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