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Police register culpable homicide case not amounting to murder

FIR against police for killing Cherishstarfiled Thangkhiew

Shillong, Sept 7: Police have registered a case under section 304 IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) in connection with the  killing of former general secretary of HNLC Cherishstarfiled Thangkhiew on August 13.

The registration of case recently was following the FIR lodged by the brother of Thangkhiew, Granarystarfield Thangkhiew.

A police source said on Tuesday that after the case was registered, a senior police official is supervising the investigation being carried out by an inspector.

The source added that the matter is culpable homicide not amounting to murder since the police had fired after being challenged and there was no plan to kill but to arrest Thangkhiew.

According to 304 IPC, whoever commits culpable homicide not amounting to murder will be punished with imprisonment for life, “or imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and will  also be liable to fine, if the act by which the death is caused is done with the intention of causing death, or of causing such bodily injury as is likely to cause death, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, or with fine, or with both, if the act is done with the knowledge that it is likely to cause death, but without any intention to cause death, or to cause such bodily injury as is likely to cause death”.

Malki meet calls for action against police

Earlier in the day, the brother of Thangkhiew,  Granarystarfield Thangkhiew  spoke at the meeting convened by the Voice of Malki People at Malki and sought answers from the government and the police for killing his brother.

He pointed out conspiracy leading to the violent death of his brother and hoped that the inquiry will unravel the mystery.

The leaders of Voice of Mawlai People, Donboklang Kharlyngdoh and Marbud Dkhar reiterated the need to suspend the police personnel involved in the crime.

Quoting Governor who disapproved the killing, Dkhar wondered as to why the state government is still adamant regarding the suspension of officers.

Kharlyngdoh said the group will convene a meeting of  supporters from Khasi-Jaintia Hills to ensure that justice is served.

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