Business man killed at Lapalang near Indo-Bangladesh border

Shillong, May 13: A business man was gun down by miscreants at Lapalang village in East Khasi Hills district near Bangladesh border.

Police said that the business man, Romeo Lyngdoh alias Bahlieh was killed in his compound after he came out of the house to meet some persons who had called out his name on Sunday at around 10 pm.

SP (City), S.A. Rynjah said that the miscreants fired three bullets at Lyngdoh.

The body was brought to Shillong Civil Hospital for postmortem and handed over to the family on Monday afternoon.

Rynjah said that according to the relatives, the miscreants without entering the house, called out Lyngdoh’s name, after which, he went out to meet them.

“When he went out to talk to them, the relatives heard gunshot and saw that Lyngdoh was fired,” Rynjah said.

There were some suspects but police are yet to make any arrest.

Police have collected samples of the bullets and sent to Forensic Science Laboratory for identification.

The incident has scared many people in the village, and it reminded a similar firing incident in December 2009, when coal baron, Raja Khongsit was killed by HNLC militants in his residence at Pomshutia village.

Asked about the involvement of HNLC, the police official said that investigation is on, and no conclusion can be drawn or blamed any militant outfit like the HNLC.

Rynjah said that investigation was being carried out from all angles especially when the village is very close to the border with Bangladesh.

Lapalang is around 2 km from the Indo-Bangladesh border, and the area is porous.

Police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits.