Shillong(Meghalaya),Feb 29: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today appealed to the citizens of the State to refrain from any kind of violence and ensure that peace is maintained.
A magisterial probe has been ordered into the incident in which one Lurshai Hynniewta succumbed to the major injuries he suffered at Ichamati under Sohra Division.
He further informed the government has taken all measures to maintain law and order with deployment of additional forces including increase of man power in Sohra Sub division to monitor and contain the situation.
To assess the prevailing situation, the Chief Minister along with his Cabinet Colleagues held a meeting with Additional Chief Secretary (Home Police), DGP, SP, DC of East Khasi Hills and officials of Political department this afternoon, where decision to enforce curfew in some areas of East Khasi Hills including ban on internet was taken.
Eight people have been arrested following the incident last evening at Ichamati under Shella Constituency, East Khasi Hills district. Cases against the arrested individuals have been filed and the State Police is taking all steps to maintain law and order.
The Chief Minister conveyed his sincere condolences to the family members of the deceased. An ex-gratia amount of Rs. 2 lakh will be given to the next of kin of the deceased.
In Barabazaar area of Shillong there were few incidents in which one Rupchand Dewan succumbed to his injuries. Police investigation is underway to identify the culprit and take necessary action as per law.