One shot dead by gunmen in Karbi Anglong
Diphu, May 20 (EMN): In yet another alarming incident, one person was shot dead by gunmen around 7 pm on Wednesday.
The victim has been identified as Sanjay Ronghang of Daujingphang Dhansiri under Dhansiri outpost, 25 km from Diphu.
Prakash Sonowal, additional SP, informed Eastern Mirror that, “the assailants have gone to the house of Sanjay Ronghang and shot him just a few yards away from his house. Police from Diphu immediately rushed to Dhansiri and a search operation was carried out in the area. There were five of them. We suspect one sustained bullet injury from our firing. They might have crossed beyond Dhansiri River and fled to Nagaland as Misibailam Dhansiri is very close to Assam-Nagaland inter-state border”. Search operation is still on, Sonowal added.
The wife of the deceased, Maina Diphusa told reporters that two persons came to their house looking for her husband Sanjay Ronghang. They took Ronghang a few yards away from their house on the pretext of some discussion. After a while, a gunshot was heard. When she rushed out, she found her husband lying down with bullet injury, Diphusa informed. Diphusa stated that her husband Sanjay Ronghang had no enmity with anyone. He was involved in supply of sand, agricultural work and was also a pujari (priest). She has demanded the law and order authority to nab the culprits and to get justice for her husband’s death.
After performing a post-mortem at Diphu Medical College and Hospital today, police handed the body to the deceased’s family members. The body was cremated at the village crematorium, Daujingphang on Thursday. The deceased is survived by his wife and three children.
Meantime reacting to the killing, Karbi Students Association (KSA) president, Thangsing Timung led faction, Karbi Farmers Association (KFA) president, Tingku Engti faction and Karbi Students and Youth Council (KSYC) have condemned the incident at a press conference at the KSA office Rongtheang on Thursday. “We demand the law and order authority to nab the culprits as soon as possible to ascertain what kind of persons were involved as the incident may go in a different direction”, said the KSA president. President KFA, Tingku Engti added that incidents of killing and threats have increased in Dhansiri. It has become troublesome for anyone to take Diphu-Dhansiri road for fear of any unprecedented incident that may occur. The law and order should be stricter for the safety of common people, he urged.