A nine-year old boy from Meghalaya’s West Jaiñtia Hills district who was kidnapped by his own brother-in-law was killed and the body of the child was recovered from Laher village in Assam’s West Karbi Anglong district.
West Jaiñtia Hills Superintendent of Police, Vivek Syiem on Thursday informed that on June 26 afternoon, the 9 years old boy, resident of Umjalasiaw village was kidnapped by his brother-in-law, Shiningstar Pala, (19 years), a resident of Wahiajer village. The matter was informed at Saitsama outpost on June 27 morning.
Syiem said that the child was taken towards Karbi Anglong in Assam and after investigation, the accused, Shiningstar Pala along with Pynchemi Phawa (26 years) of Wahiajer village and driver of the tourist cab (ML04 C 4532) were arrested on Wednesday.
On Thursday, on the leading of the accused, Shiningstar Pala, the body of the abducted child was recovered from Laher village in West Karbi Anglong.
Syiem said that a machete used in the murder and another car used by the accused persons were seized.
“Shiningstar Pala is the main accused who has several criminal cases and he committed the murder over a personal issue with his ex-wife, who is the sister the victim (boy).”
Stating that a case at Nartiang police station was registered, Syiem said that investigation would be taken up vigorously to take the case to its logical conclusion.