Murder of two teenaged girls rocks Shillong

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Shillong, Sept 15 (UNI) Shillong was rocked by the murder of two unidentified teenaged girls, who were found dead with their necks slit at Mawpdang, a suburb in Meghalaya.

The murder came to light yesterday when villagers spotted the bodies of the girls lying at a distance of about 200 metres from each other.

''Both of them had their necks slit with khukri, the cover of which was found near one of the bodies,'' Superintendent of Police AR Mawthoh said today.

Yesterday's incident comes days after the sensational murder of 25-year-old Darihun Lyngwi whose body was found in Mawlai. The police are yet to trace the murderers of Darihun although they have arrested a number of suspects and investigation into the case is still on.

However, the bodies of both the girls have been kept in the morgue of Shillong Civil Hospital for identification.

According to preliminary investigation, the girls were seen having a picnic with three boys who came in unregistered car. ''Wet clothes of the girls, firewood, uncooked rice and beer bottles were found at the spot,'' police said.

''We have drawn our line of investigations in this case,'' Mr Mawthoh said as he refused to divulge further information in the double murder.

Meanwhile, Parliamentary Secretary in-charge Elementary Education Ampareen Lyngdoh held meetings with the Chairman of Meghalaya State Women Commission Susana Marak and women organisations to deal with the matter.

'' We have decided to put pressure on all procedure matters of this case to bring to book the perpetrators,'' Ms Lyngdoh, the state lone woman MLA said.

She added that the government would sit with all the women NGOs on September 19 to put concerted efforts to deal with the rising crimes against women.

Meanwhile, several women organisations have condemned the killings and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.


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