Williamnagar, May 12: A day after 5 youngsters were caught and let off on bail in the town of Tura, neighboring Williamnagar reared its head to the same practice - albeit with something a little more terrifying. Last Friday, a six year old girl was waylaid by one of the same worshippers to a nearby graveyard with the intent to sacrifice her to the devil!
The six year old girl, studying in class I in one of the schools of Williamnagar, was waylaid when she was walking back home alone due to the early closure of her school due to death of one person.
The victim was kept confined in the same graveyard within the town and fed regularly.
SHILLONG, May 12: After shocking both the society and the district administration of Garo hills by youths who were indulging in “Devil worship,” this trend has now caught up with Khasi hills too as reports suggest that devil worship is taking place in Motinagar forest and other places where graveyards are located.
Taking a serious note of this trend among the youngsters, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goyal has sought the cooperation of localities and churches of different denomination to counter this worrisome issue.
SHILLONG, May 12: To get to the root of the controversial Tura torture case where self – styled social activists had illegally detained twelve girls, including a pregnant woman, for a week and also allegedly tortured them, Meghalaya Government Monday constituted a High Level Inquiry Committee (HLIC) to be headed by State’s Social Welfare department Commissioner and Secretary MHK Marak. The Committee will submit its report within one month’s time from the day of its notification.
Shillong, May 12 (IANS): National People's Party supremo P.A. Sangma Monday met BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Gujarat and apprised him of the political situation and economic problems in the northeastern states.
"I have briefed him on the political situation in our northeastern states and on the need to improve the economic development in our region to ensure a peaceful atmosphere," Sangma said over phone from Gandhinagar.
"During my meeting with Modi I have stressed on the need to further improve bilateral relations with Bangladesh or Myanmar to boost economic and trade investment in the region," the former Lok Sabha Speaker said.
Tura, May 12: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has hit out at the police and District Administration (DA) for the arrest of the NGO members. Hinting at a political conspiracy behind the arrest, the outfit suggested the hand of an unnamed woman behind the whole episode and questioned the circulation of the photos of the girls on “Whatsapp” – a popular messaging network, terming it an attempt to malign the girls.
“The whole prostitution racket is complex and involves the DA and the police along with politicians and businessmen. They were afraid that the racket would be busted and trapped Jaynie Sangma and group”, said Savio Ch Marak, a sergeant of the GNLA, in a press statement on Monday here.
Shillong, May 12: The proscribed HNLC has announced that it will observe the 111th death anniversary of (L) Babu Jeebon Roy (1838-1903) who had helped in uplifting the educational and socio-economic status of the Hynñiewtrep (Khasi and Jaintia people).
Terming Babu Jeebon Roy an unsung Hynñiewtrep National Hero, the outfit urged the NGOs, Pressure groups and all citizens of Meghalaya not to forget him at any cost. The outfit also appealed to educational institutions to come up with methods to immortalize the name of Jeebon Roy into the minds of the youths.
One released, another attempt foiled
Tura, May 11: The growing menace of kidnappings within the plain belt of West Garo Hills (WGH) continues unabated with increasing numbers being reported from the area. There have been three people abducted in just two days.
On Saturday, 3 residents of Chibinang were kidnapped at gun point from a village called Tojongre when they went for their weekly market trade. On Sunday, a kidnapping bid was foiled by the Phulbari police after 3 kidnappers took another at gun point. The increasing frequency of kidnappings has left the residents of the region fearing for the worst.