Meghalaya CM demands probe into suspicious death of youth at Assam rehabilitation centre
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Meghalaya CM demands probe into suspicious death of youth at Assam rehabilitation centre


Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma (ANI)

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has written to his Assam counterpart Himant Biswa Sarma, seeking an investigation into the alleged murder of a Meghalan youth at a rehabilitation centre in Goalpara in Lower Assam.

Niksamseng Ch Marak, arrested by the Assam police on July 2, was found dead two days later in suspicious circumstances at the New Life Foundation Centre.

In a letter sent on Tuesday, Sangma detailed the circumstances of Marak’s death, noting that the centre initially claimed it was a suicide but later changed its statement.

Sangma pointed out the serious injuries found on Marak’s body, including a deep knife cut on his face, burns and other serious marks. Marak’s family filed an FIR and Sangma called for a thorough investigation to find out the truth.

Following complaints filed by the Achik State People’s Front (ASPF) and Garo Jatiya Parishad (GJP), the police arrested seven people, including the prime suspect, Jintu Chakravorty, a caretaker of a rehabilitation centre.

The incident sparked outrage in Meghalaya and demands for justice.