Meghalaya: RTI activist murdered, body found in Khliehriat with head injuries

Meghalaya: RTI activist murdered, body found in Khliehriat with head injuries

By Our Reporter

Shillong | March 20, 2018

In a shocking incident,  information has been received that Poipynhun Majaw, President of JYF (Jaintia Youth Federation) has been killed and his body has been found in Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills District.

Confirming the murder, police said as of now, they are yet to ascertain the cause of death but they suspect that he must have succumbed to his head injuries after being hit by a hard object, possibly an iron rod.

The CSWO President and RTI activist Agnes Kharshiing has strongly condemned this incident and said, "We strongly condemn his killing and demand Immediate arrests of those responsible."

He had recently filed an RTI and exposed a scam in JHADC and also found out that Cement Companies in Jaintia Hills were mining without the permission of  JHADC .

In a quick response to the CSWO president's demands to arrest those responsible for killing Poipynhun Majaw, DIG AR Mawthoh of Meghalaya police has informed that SP East Jaintia Hills has been directed to carry out a thorough investigation and nab those involved.

His body was found today morning near the bridge.

It may be mentioned that JYF has on several occasions demanded closure of cement plants for violating the norms in Jaintia hills.

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