TURA, Sept 8 � A 19 year-old youth, who was caught by villagers near the Indo-Bangla border near Jaksongram in South Garo Hills on Saturday night and handed over to police, hanged himself in the police lock up Sunday morning.
The teenager, a suspected bike thief, was sharing the lock up with another cellmate. The youth identified as Senomen S Marak was a resident of Rongdok under Challang PS in West Khasi Hills district.
�He was brought to the Baghmara police station at about 12.30 am on Sunday by villagers of Jaksongram who found his movements suspicious. On questioning they found him to be a motorcycle thief and handed him over to us. A case of theft has been registered against him�, said a senior police official.
The police confirmed that the teenager was a bike thief . The bike handed over by villagers to the police was found to have been stolen from Williamnagar.