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AIZAWL, July 12, 2018: H. Lalsiamliana, an executive engineer of Mizoram PHE department, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a preacher at Kulikawn locality here.
According to police, the incident occurred on Monday night when K. Remsangpuia, 20, was preaching on the streets.
"Lalsiamliana thrashed Remsangpuia with a stick while the latter was preaching the words of God," police said.
The victim was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was released after being administered first-aid.
Relatives of the victim and local residents lodged a complaint at Kulikawn police station on late Monday night, police said.
The Kulikawn West Welfare issued a press statement on Tuesday stating this was not first time Lalsiamliana has physically assaulted the preacher.
The statement said the officer had earlier verbally abused the preacher, beaten him up and warned him to stop preaching in the street.
The welfare also alleged that Lalsiamliana was arrested and locked up for a night for firing a gun at his house in January this year. The statement also said he had fired his gun several times in the past, much to the residents' agony.
Blaming Lalsiamliana for his violent acts in the past, the welfare vowed that it would ensure appropriate punishment is given to him.
Source: The Telegraph