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Umpleng horror: Four mutilated bodies found; SIT probe ordered

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, July 6: In a gruesome incident, residents of Umpleng village in East Jaintia Hills discovered four bodies lying with their hands tied with rope and multiple cut injuries on their bodies, likely caused by sharp objects, on Saturday morning.
The bone-chilling killings has led to shockwaves across the district with the East Jaintia Hills police forming a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to assist in the investigation over the alleged murder of the four persons whose bodies were found behind Umpleng market on Saturday morning.
East Jaintia Hills Superintendent of Police, Giri Prasad said that the SIT has been formed in view of the seriousness of the case and to assist the Investigating Officer (IO) for an effective investigation.
“In this connection a criminal case has been taken up and investigation is ongoing,” the SP said.
After observing all the formalities, the bodies were shifted to Khliehriat Civil Hospital for post mortem.
One of the bodies was identified as that of Ravi Rai (23) from Ilam district of Nepal while a second body was identified as that of Nasar Kyndait (33) of Dkhiah East, Pohshnong in East Jaintia Hills.
The SP informed that the Crime Scene Unit (CSU), forensic Crime scene unit, and Magistrate have been requisitioned.
“On the arrival of the CSU, Mobile forensic Crime scene unit, independent witnesses, and magistrate, an inquest was conducted, collection of evidence and other formalities were observed at the spot,” Prasad stated.
MPCC president Vincent H Pala has condemned the killings and slammed the state government. He termed the law-and-order situation as the worst ever in the history of Meghalaya.
Referring to the four people who were killed, he said that there is a lot of drug, flesh trade and corruption in the state.

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