SHILLONG, Jan 11: The open secret of the city- boot legging of which the Polio bazaar area is the hot spot came to the fore again raising serious questions on the administration and the police as a woman was brutally assaulted on the bridge at around 9.30 PM on Thursday by those involved in the trade and the culprits although named and identified still remain at large.
Currently undergoing treatment at the Shillong Civil Hospital, the woman suffered serious injuries on her face and neck. The victim identified as Sarpaylene Daju has filed an FIR at the Pasteur Beat house in polo.
According to her, while she was on her way back home, she was allegedly attacked by a woman Soren Janah along with her sons and daughters with lethal weapons. Daju went on to allege that the attackers were about to throw her off the bridge at Polo but a bystander Wisdelin, another lady, came to her rescue. Wisdelin along with the help of some police personnel took the victim to the Civil Hospital.
Wisdelin alleged that she was also threatened by Soren Janah to be treated the same way.
It was informed that the attackers are bootleggers and although two FIRs have been filed, no arrests have been made so far.
The reason behind the attack is suspected to be personal enmity.