Govt to release ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to each Ichamati victim’s family

Funeral of duo held in village

Shillong, Mar 29: The state government will release ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the twin victims of violence in Ichamati, on Monday.

Chief Secretary DP Wahlang said the Sohra Sub Divisional Officer will disburse the amount.


Police are yet to arrest those involved in the killing of Esan Sing and Sujit Dutta, whose bodies were found at Ichamati and Dalda respectively.

The atack was after the KSU held an anti-CAA rally at Ichamati on March 27.

Earlier in the day, the twin bodies were transported from Shillong Civil Hospital to Ichamati accompanied by the family members.

While the body of Dutta was cremated, that of Sing was buried in the village.

The duo were labourers engaged in loading limestones in trucks and they were attacked while returning.

Dutta’s brother Sushil Dutta said he has two children aged 5 and 4 and the wife is pregnant for three months.

Bablu Gwala, cousin of late Sing who is an Adivasi aged around 22 said atleast 12 people came in three vehicles and started attacking the workers leading to the incident.

Sources said that though the government had imposed section 144 CrPC in the area, it may take more days for normalcy to return as the villagers need safety and security.

Photo caption: The bodies of the two victims in a truck at Shillong Civil Hospital on Friday  before being transported to Ichamati (MM)

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