Shillong, Dec 17: A truck driver was murdered near Umkiang village in Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya while the cleaner managed to escape the clutches of the highway robbers, police said here today.
Police said the incident occurred on December 13, when the driver and handyman were sleeping near a highway hotel. The truck was on its way to Agartala in Tripura.
Quoting the cleaner, police said about seven miscreants, armed with sharp weapons, entered the truck and forcibly took possession of the truck. On reaching Malidor, the miscreants stabbed the driver to death while the cleaner managed to escape and informed the police.
Later, Meghalaya police traced the truck at the Kalian area in Lower Assam the next day.
Meanwhile, police have registered a case in this connection.