SHILLONG, July 30 - A Meghalaya Police constable, who was allegedly drunk, shot dead his senior in West Jaintia Hills district early on Sunday before fleeing with the weapon, a police official said.
Constable Lusen Sangma, of the 3rd Meghalaya Police Battalion, fired at close range at Havildar Litsingh Inghi, who succumbed on way to the hospital, district police chief R Muthu told IANS.
The incident occurred in Sahbsein area at around 1 am when Sangma, reportedly in an inebriated condition, stormed into the top floor room of Inghi, who was sitting along with two of his subordinates.
�Constable Sangma fired six rounds from his self-loading rifle inside the room and one of the bullets hit Inghi�s shoulder. Sangma came down to the ground floor and fired another 15 rounds before fleeing with the weapon,� Muthu said.
Asked the cause of the incident, he said that an investigation was on. �However, preliminary investigation hinted that the accused was in a drunken state of mind,� he said.
Police have launched a hunt for Sangma, Muthu said. � IANS