Thursday, April 18, 2024

Three detained in witchcraft assault case, released on bail


Share post:


SHILLONG, March 19: Police have detained three persons on charges of inciting a mob that brutally assaulted two men over allegations of practicing witchcraft (Menshohnoh) at Mawthlong Mynsain under Sohiong police station on Saturday.
The three persons who were detained are Skerling pyrtuh (39), Traibor Lyngdoh (30) and Kyntiewnam Pyrtuh (28).
East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police, Rituraj Ravi said the three persons were picked up from Mawthlong village on Monday night.
He said the three persons were released on bail after thorough interrogation on Tuesday afternoon.
It may be recalled that a mob of around 200-300 people had assaulted Shiningstar Lawrynniang (37) and Isohlong Kharthangmaw (20) over allegations that they were practicing witchcraft.


Related articles

Elaborate security arrangements in place for LS polls tomorrow

SIX KILLINGS IN STATE SINCE ANNOUNCEMENT OF POLLS By Our Reporter SHILLONG, April 17: Elaborate security arrangements have been made...

Now, ex-KHADC MDC files FIR against Ardent

By Our Reporter SHILLONG, April 17: Two days after Voice of the People Party (VPP) chief Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit...

High-voltage campaigning concludes

By Our Reporter SHILLONG, April 17: Intense campaigning for the two Lok Sabha constituencies – Shillong and Tura –...

Charred remains of 3 Assam residents discovered in EGH

From Our Correspondent Williamnagar, April 17: In an incident that has sent shockwaves across both Meghalaya and Assam, the...