Meghalaya cop guns down senior, goes underground with rifle

A policeman in Meghalaya shot dead his senior in a drunken state and then went underground with his service rifle.

Published: 30th July 2017 04:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2017 08:01 PM   |  A+A-

The accused, Lusen E Sangma (EPS)

Express News Service

GUWAHATI: A policeman in Meghalaya shot dead his senior in a drunken state and then went underground with his service rifle.

Constable Lusen Sangma, 28, fired six times at havildar Litsingh Inghi, 50, from point blank range before making his escape by brandishing his self-loading rifle (SLR).

The incident took place at 3rd battalion at Sahbsein, around 15 km from Jowai in West Jaintia Hills, in the wee hours of Sunday.

West Jaintia Hills superintendent of police (SP), R Muthu, told the New Indian Express that the assailant was in an inebriated state at the time of the incident.

“Havildar Litsingh Inghi was sitting in his room on the top floor of a building along with two of his subordinates when constable Lusen Sangma came and fired six rounds, causing fatal injuries to the havildar. Later, he fired over 15 rounds on the ground floor of the building before fleeing along with the weapon,” Muthu said.

The havildar succumbed to his injuries while being rushed to a hospital. The two other personnel, who escaped unscathed by running to a corner of the room, were probably not the targets of the assailant.

Muthu blamed liquor for the incident. “The motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained but what we learnt was that he (Sangma) was in a drunken state,” the SP said adding, “As he is absconding along with the weapon, we have alerted the police in the neighbouring districts”

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp