Surrendered cadre thrashed after night of revelry

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
TURA, July 11: A night of revelry turned ugly for a recently surrendered cadre after a woman companion fled from a car they were travelling in leading to locals brutally beating up the former cadre. The beatings from the villagers were so severe that the former GNLA man had to be shifted to Guwahati in Assam for further medical care.
Villagers allegedly beat the former cadre when he fell off in a drunken state while trying to prevent a woman companion from leaving the vehicle they were travelling in.

Mustan R Sangma (22) was a former member of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and had surrendered to the East Garo Hills (EGH) police on July 6, about 3 days prior to the incident that led to him being hospitalized. The former cadre is a resident of Bolkinggre near Williamnagar in the district and had allegedly been recruited by the outfit’s commander in chief, Sohan D Shira in the year 2015.
The former cadre, according to police sources had sought leave after his surrender to visit his family. He was in police custody till the incident as is the norm. However on being granted permission to visit his family, Mustan called two other surrendered cadres and decided to go for an evening of revelry instead.
The trio had stacked local brew along with two dozen beer bottles and were accompanied by three other women companions on the Williamnagar- Samanda road.
One of the women decided that she had enough and wanted to be dropped home leading to an argument with Mustan who had been preventing her from doing so. The woman companion later jumped off the vehicle leading to the drunken Mustan also falling off in trying to prevent the girl from leaving.
The commotion led to angry villagers gathering at the spot and giving the former cadre a sound thrashing. The other companions of Mustan ran from the spot thereby saving their own skins.
Mustan was later rushed to the Williamnagar Civil Hospital before being referred to Guwahati as the wounds received during the thrashing were severe.


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