A driver was murdered brutally and the body was dumped at the Mendima forest reserve under the Kharkutta block in North Garo Hills.
The neck of the victim had slit marks caused by a sharp weapon.
The victim was identified as Udoy M Sangma of Rongjeng.
As per an FIR lodged by the family with the police, on January 13 Sangma, who drives his own car AS 01 EQ 7779, was hired by five persons to drop them from Shallang to Dudnoi.
When he failed to return on the same day, even as he had sent his location to his wife at 10:50 pm, a search was conducted by the family. His lifeless body was discovered by villagers of Medima on January 15 at 7:30 am.
His car and mobile phone are also missing.
The Achik Holistic Awakening Movement (AHAM), Kharkutta unit has condemned the incident and demanded immediate arrest and legal prosecution against the culprits as per law.
The organisation said gauging the distance of the incident from the Kharkutta police station, there is every possibility that criminals and wrongdoers may exploit the remoteness to commit such heinous crimes. The government should set up an operation group camp or an aide-de-camp to eradicate such criminal activities in the region and the state, AHAM added.
The organisation further said that since Sangma was the sole breadwinner of the family the government should provide ex-gratia to the next of kin to alleviate their financial hardships.