Migrant killed in Meghalaya violence, toll 3
SHILLONG: Another person was killed in clashes between the two, wreaking havoc on the violence that has hit the state in the last three days to three, even when the curfew spread to new areas in Shillong on Sunday.
A migrant identified as Uphas Uddin was killed when he was attacked by three assailants at his home in the village of Pyrkan in the East Khasi Hills district on Sunday. He was taken to a community health center in Khamati where he was pronounced dead.
Two days ago, the Khasi Student Union campaign against the new citizenship law became violent, resulting in clashes with immigrants in which a tribal was killed in Ichamati in the East Khasi Hills district on Friday. The fighting continued on Saturday, with unidentified attackers stabbing in the Barabazar area of Shillong, claiming the life of a vegetable vendor who had emigrated from Assam. Another eight were injured in the stabbings.
East Khasi Hills SP CA Lyngwa said the attackers attacked Uphas Uddin while he slept. During the investigation, it was determined that the three people knew the exact house, its entrance and the bed where the victim was sleeping. This indicates that death may be the result of a commercial rivalry or personal enmity, he added.