Shillong, November 22 (KMS): Four people, including a forest guard, were killed in clashes between armed mob and police in the Indian disturbed state of Meghalaya.
The incident took place after the Indian police intercepted a truck transporting timber in the early hours of Tuesday on the Meghalaya border by an Assam Forest Department team, West Karbi Anglong’s Superintendent of Police Imdad Ali told the media.
As the truck tried to flee, the forest guards fired at it and punctured a tyre. The driver, a handyman and another person were apprehended, while others managed to escape, he said.
The forest guards informed the Zirikending police station and asked for reinforcements, he added.
As police reached there, a large number of people from Meghalaya armed with daggers and other weapons gathered at the spot. As the mob surrounded the forest guards and the police, demanding the immediate release of those arrested, the officers fired at them to bring the situation under control, he said.
“A forest home guard and three persons of the Khasi community were killed,” the officer said.
Meanwhile, Indian police arrested several innocent Muslims in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Indian states in Mangaluru bomb blast case. On November 19, the blast occurred in an autorickshaw in front of Kankanadi police station in Mangaluru city of Indian state of Karnataka.