Militants kill civilian in Meghalaya

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Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 2 (IANS) A bullet-riddled body was found on Wednesday near the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, police said.

The victim was identified as Olget R. Marak, 53. He was gunned down in the early hours on Wednesday by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants near Dambuk area in South Garo Hills district, the police said.

“Four armed GNLA militants called Marak out of his house at around 4 a.m. on a pretext,” Abraham T. Sangma, the district police chief told IANS.

They then shot Marak in the head, chest, legs and hand.

The militant also pasted a note near the body accusing Marak of being a police informer.

A manhunt was launched to nab the killers.

–IANS

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