Meghalaya Police on the lookout for woman who stabbed youngster in Shillong

March 22, 2023 by MT Bureau

Staff Reporter

Shillong, March 21: Efforts are being made to identify and nab a female assailant involved in the stabbing of a 25-year-old man in the Khyndailad area.

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The Superintendent of Police Dr MG Raghavendra Kumar, East Khasi Hills today said that the victim has been identified as Zecharia Sohthiang and is a resident of Mawtary, Mayrdon, Umsning. He was stabbed on March 19.

He informed that the victim has given his statement to the investigation officer (IO) of the case that he had been stabbed by an unknown woman near Hotel Pegasus and that he could identify the female assailant.

“The matter is under investigation and all efforts are being made to identify and nab the alleged female assailant,” Dr Kumar said.

The victim was immediately referred to NEIGRIHMS for further medical treatment.

An FIR filed by the sister of the victim P Sohthiang was registered with the Sadar police station.

The SP said that since the morning of March 19, the victim had been giving conflicting and contradictory statements regarding the place of occurrence, time of occurrence and also regarding the description of the suspects.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the victim had forcibly boarded a private vehicle at Khyndailad near the road leading to Hotel Pegasus on March 18 at approximately 9.45 pm and requested help from the four occupants of the vehicle to help him recover the scooty that he claimed had met with an accident at Mawprem.

On reaching Mawprem, the victim Zecharia Sohthiang confessed to the occupants of the vehicle that he had been stabbed and requested them to take him to his temporary residence at Mawshbuit village under Madanriting police station.

The occupants of the vehicle along with the victim arrived at Mawshbuit at approximately 12.30 am on March 19 and handed the victim over to his two relatives, who were staying with him.

At 3.59 am, one of the relatives informed EMRI about the matter and requested for an ambulance. The victim was brought to Civil Hospital at approximately 5.30 am by the two relatives in an EMRI ambulance, he said.