Shillong, Feb 27 (IANS): The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Sunday killed a former police constable in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district alleging he was a spy, police said.
Two armed men barged into the residence of Warnath S Sangma in Banfamawe village and shot him dead. But police said the man was not working for the police. "They suspected he was spying on them. He took voluntary pension and he has nothing to do with Meghalaya police," Inspector General of Police FD Sangma said.
The GNLA, headed by police officer-turned outlaw Champion R Sangma, has unleashed a reign of terror in the three impoverished districts of Garo Hills in the western part of Meghalaya.
More than 30 people, including security personnel, have been killed in the Garo Hills in the last one year by GNLA.
In the past two months alone, 10 people were killed while two engineers of the government-run Meghalaya Energy Corp Ltd were abducted by GNLA.