A hoax surrounding a suspected bomb created panic in the city of Shillong – the capital of Meghalaya on Sunday.
The suspected bomb was located at Jingkieng locality in Shillong’s Nongthymmai.
The police in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district informed that a ‘packet’ containing a suspected bomb was spotted at the toilet of the indoor stadium of the Nongthymmai sports and cultural club in Shillong’s Jingkieng.
The packet was reportedly spotted by a caretaker of the stadium.
Upon informing the authorities, a bomb squad was immediately dispatched that confirmed that it was a hoax.
A note was also found pasted to the packet that read: “Bomb inside”.
Meanwhile, the Meghalaya police have launched an investigation into the case.