TURA, Aug 9 - The family of a murder victim, who was allegedly killed in a dispute over land ownership has alleged inaction by the police team of Garobadha in West Garo Hills despite the family providing an FIR identifying the culprits.
Binesh Sangma, a resident of Panbai and the chowkidar of a stone crusher that was on his land was allegedly beaten up by four persons and left for dead. Sangma later succumbed to his injuries the next day in the Panbari PHC, near Hallidaygnaj, about 55 kms from Tura. The incident happened on June 7.
While initially the alleged culprits were unidentified, the family stated the people behind the killing came to light after they threatened the family after the incident.
�We initially thought it was the work of miscreants but after the funeral of my husband the people behind the killing came to us threatening that they had taken care of one and they would take care of the rest of us later�, said the wife of Sangma.
The four accused, Jallal Sheikh, Moni Paul, Niverson Sangma and Elison Sangma had allegedly beaten up Binesh, leading to his death.
According to the family, the killing happened due to a dispute over land which belonged to the family and was illegally taken as gift and later on purchased in the name of the wife of Sheikh, though the same was later overruled by the GHADC as the name of Sheikh�s wife was different in her election id and the purchase document.
�I was threatened by them for helping the family during the funeral and they came to threaten me as a result�, said a resident of Panbari.
Even the son of victim Sangma was allegedly threatened by the four. �They keep threatening me whenever they get the chance. Sometimes they are drunk at other times they are sober�, said the son of Sangma.
The family had later filed an FIR in the Garobadha outpost on June 12 against the four. However, despite repeated follow ups by the family nothing much has moved in the case. �The police team did not even give us a received copy of the FIR so we don�t even know if the case has been taken or not. We informed them of the threats from the four as well�, said the wife.
�We have even met the SP and informed him on the case and he assured action in the case. However nothing has moved in the case and we really don�t know whom to turn to. It has now been two months and we don�t know how much longer we have to wait for justice�, said the family of Sangma.
Upon being contacted on the case the SP of WGH, Mukesh Singh assured that the matter would be looked into at the earliest.