A headman and secretary of a village in East Jaintia Hills were injured when they were attacked with a sharp weapon by a man.
Tuber Kmai Shnong headman Miki Lyngdoh and secretary Denis Lyngdoh were hit by an axe by a man identified as Training Phawa on January 3 at around 11:30 pm.
According to an FIR lodged by the headman’s brother Chelang Lyngdoh at Lad Rymbai Police Outpost, his brother and the secretary of the village went to a place known as Kamar Khlot within Tuber Kmai Shnong village to try to maintain peace.
It was alleged that Training Phawa who arrived at the spot in a Hyundai Creta car having registration number ML-10-C-5037 attacked the headman and secretary with a sharp axe.
While Miki Lyngdoh suffered cut injuries in the hands, Denis Lyngdoh received injuries in the head.
They victims were immediately rushed to Ïalong Civil Hospital near Jowai and later shifted to Super Care Hospital, Shillong for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, the FKJGP Khliehriat Circle has condemned the attack and demanded immediate arrest of the culprit.
The organisation also said that Phawa recently got an interim bail from court which was to expire on January 12.
“If this man is allowed to go scot free, he will become a danger to all. The police and prosecutor should ensure that such a criminal is kept behind bars for the safety of everyone,” the FKJGP said.