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Severest punishment for woman's killers: Meghalaya home minister

IANS 06 Jun 2014, 11:32:20 IST
Shillong: Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri Thursday assured severest punishment to the GNLA rebels involved in the coldblooded murder of a tribal Garo woman in front of her children after she resisted their rape bid.

Following the killing, security forces Thursday launched a massive crackdown on the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) camp two days after members of the outlawed outfit shot Josbina Sangma dead.

"It is a shameful act and I condemned the incident in the strongest terms. I have assured the family members of the victims that the guilty should get the severest punishment," Warjri told IANS after meeting the victim's family in remote Rajaronggat village in South Garo Hills district.

"All efforts are being made to nab the perpetrators to ensure justice to the victim and especially to her husband and her four children who are in a state of trauma. I have also directed the district authorities to provide all possible assistance and especially to counsel the traumatized family," she added.

Warjri, accompanied by Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order Y.C.Modi and other senior government officials, also reviewed the security situation in the insurgency-ravaged district, bordering Bangladesh.