Meghalaya home minister Lahkmen Rymbui reportedly tendered his resignation amid violent protest in Shillong against the killing of former HNLC leader Cheristerfield Thangkhiew.

Home Minister Rymbui has sent his resignation letter to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

“With reference to the subject mentioned above, I hereby express shocked to the incident where (L) Chesterfield Thangkhiew was killed following the raid of police at his residence exceeding the lawful tenets of the law. Considering the gravity of the situation, I would to request you to relieve the Home (Police) Department from me with immediate effect.

“This will facilitate free and fair inquiry taken by the government to bring out the truth of the incident. I propose judicial inquiry be conducted,” Rymbui said in a letter to Chief Minister Sangma.

It is immediately not known whether chief minister Sangma had accepted Rymbui’s resignation or not.

Curfew has been clamped in Shillong and mobile internet services suspended in four districts of Meghalaya on Sunday amid vandalism and arson over the killing of the surrendered HNLC general secretary.

The curfew was imposed in Shillong from 8 pm on Sunday till 5 am on Tuesday.

Mobile internet was snapped for 48 hours, beginning at 6 pm, in East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills and RiBhoi districts.

Hundreds of Thangkhiew’s supporters carried black flags as his body was taken to the cemetery.

Government vehicles were vandalized and a police vehicle was set on fire in Jaiaw area of Shillong allegedly by his supporters.

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