A petrol bomb was hurled at the private residence of Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma at Third Mile in Upper Shillong on Sunday night.
According to reports, two Molotov cocktail bottles were hurled at around 10.15 pm by vehicle-borne attackers at the premises of chief minister Sangma’s residence at Third Mile.
The first bottle was lobbed at the front side of the CM’s residence while the other one was thrown behind the backyard.
However, no one was injured in the incident.
The incident took place amid curfew being imposed by the Meghalaya government in the East Khasi Hills district with effect from 8 pm on Sunday following a massive surge in violent protests in Shillong against the killing of former HNLC leader Chesterfield Thangkhiew.
The state government also snapped mobile internet services for the next 48 hours with effect from 6 pm on Sunday in four districts of the state.
The four districts, where the mobile internet services were suspended by the government are East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi district.
East Khasi Hills district deputy commissioner imposed curfew in Shillong Agglomeration till 5 am of August 17 or until further order, said an order issued by Home Secretary CVD Diengdoh on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya home minister Lahkmen Rymbui resigned on Sunday amid violent protests in Shillong.
Home minister Rymbui 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,” Rymbui said in his resignation letter.
“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 added..