Meghalaya NCP pioneer Jonathone Sangma slaughtered; 43-year-old was to challenge surveys from Williamnagar

By: Anoj Yadav
19 Feb 2018

Williamnagar: Jonathone N Sangma, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) pioneer in survey bound Meghalaya was killed in the very body electorate he was planned to challenge the decision from on Sunday night.

Sangma, 43, was murdered alongside his two security watchmen and his driver around 7.50 pm. He was the NCP competitor from Williamnagar voting demographic in East Garo Hills. Apparently, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) slaughtered him at Samanda in Williamnagar when he was coming back from a survey battle. The state goes to surveys on 27 February.

MR Synrem, Superintendent of Police, East Garo Hills, said he was yet affirm how the yearning for MLA was murdered as a few reports asserted he was shot at from a nearby separation. The SP said it was too soon to remark who could be behind the occurrence.

A couple of days prior, notices had showed up on trees and dividers in numerous spots in Williamnagar, cautioning individuals not to make choice for Sangma. Written in Garo dialect, the publications read: "Any individual who sets out to vote in favor of Jonathone Sangma would be executed."

It is learnt that Sangma had been confronting comparative dangers since 2013 and he had even confronted assaults by obscure bastards prior. Amid the last state race in February 2013, he had recorded a body of evidence against Congress pioneer Deborah C Marak in Williamnagar police headquarters for inducing activists of the Garo National Liberation Army against him amid the races. The police had then documented a chargesheet against Marak under Sections 120B, 171F and 506 of Indian Penal Code.

Sangma had challenged the 2013 surveys as an autonomous competitor and had as of late joined the NCP. In 2013, he had secured second most noteworthy number of votes, missing out to Marak.

National People's Party Chief Conrad Sangma denounced the deadly assault. "Tragically that this sort of occurrence has occurred amid decision. I express my ardent sympathy to the dispossessed family. I would take up the issue with the Center and guarantee that peace wins amid the decision in Meghalaya," he said.

In a Facebook post, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma stated: "Profoundly disheartened to catch wind of the surprising loss of Jonathone Sangma. My sincere sympathies to his precious ones. The blood of innocents spilled by the adversaries of the State won't exasperate the peace in Meghalaya. The edgy demonstration won't go on without serious consequences. The culprits of the wrongdoing will be secured quickly and conveyed to book."

The writer is a Guwahati-based independent author and an individual from, a skillet India system of grassroots journalists.

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