Friday, January 27, 2023

Assaulted Customs official shifted to Assam’s hospital

Correspondent

Customs and Central Excise, Inspector Alok Kumar, one of the three assaulted victims on Thursday night in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong, has been rushed to Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC) for further medical treatment on Friday, an official said.
Kumar was here to undertake training in the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) when he was attacked by masked men just after the candlelight vigil organised by five pressure groups – Khasi Students Union, Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People, Ri Bhoi Youth Federation, Hynniewtrep National Youth Front and Jaintia Students Union – in protest against the gunning down of six persons, including five from Meghalaya by the Assam Police at Mukroh village in West Jaintia Hills district bordering Assam’s West Karbi Anglong district on November 22. “He (Kumar) has been shifted to GNRC this morning for further medical treatment,” Sylvester Nongtnger, the district police chief of East Khasi Hills, said. Kumar’s hearing aid and mobile phone was snatched by the assaulters and was admitted to the ICU in Woodland Hospital here in a critical condition.
A Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau official and a retired Meghalaya police official were also assaulted by the masked men at different locations in the capital on Thursday night.
Police said two sou-moto cases and investigation is on.

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