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Mrigre witch hunting case: Victims� kin don�t want reinvestigation

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TURA, April 18 - The infamous Mrigre witch-hunting case, which left five murdered, took a further turn today with a section of the victim�s families �not wanting� a reinvestigation into the case.

Two weeks earlier, the daughter of two victims had demanded a reinvestigation into the case alleging that the police team may have lapsed in some places in terms of identifying those responsible for the killing of five people in the village in Jaunary 2016.

The five killed were school teacher David MT Sangma and his father Hedison B Marak, Hallen T Sangma, his wife Bala T Sangma and their son Washing T Sangma (30). The five were murdered in the month of January 2016.

Police later arrested four persons, including Nokma of the village Lind B Marak (28), Robson P Marak (45), Chendal T Sangma (58) and Seminal B Marak (46). All four were later released on bail. Some others, who had confessed to their role in the crime, were, however, not arrested.

Last month, the daughter of the victim, Hallen and Bala, had approached the DC and SP of WGH seeking a reinvestigation over allegations of the police inquiry being partial.

In a letter sent today, the relatives argued that the investigation had been completed and as many as 63 people have been identified through the police investigation as accused, while also stating that the demand for reinvestigation may have been instigated. The letter was sent allegedly by one of victim�s kin, identified as Tamera Sangma.

The letter stated that on March 17 this year, three persons including an American citizen, had gone to the village after which the victim�s daughter may have sought a reinvestigation.

Sources said three persons, including an NGO activist and two persons from the press (including the American), had visited the village to seek information to the case.

Meanwhile, sources said that the victim�s daughter, who had sought the reinvestigation, moved to Shillong earlier today to seek a meeting with the DGP on the matter and also to seek early justice for the victims and an unbiased investigation in to the incident.

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Mrigre witch hunting case: Victims� kin don�t want reinvestigation

TURA, April 18 - The infamous Mrigre witch-hunting case, which left five murdered, took a further turn today with a section of the victim�s families �not wanting� a reinvestigation into the case.

Two weeks earlier, the daughter of two victims had demanded a reinvestigation into the case alleging that the police team may have lapsed in some places in terms of identifying those responsible for the killing of five people in the village in Jaunary 2016.

The five killed were school teacher David MT Sangma and his father Hedison B Marak, Hallen T Sangma, his wife Bala T Sangma and their son Washing T Sangma (30). The five were murdered in the month of January 2016.

Police later arrested four persons, including Nokma of the village Lind B Marak (28), Robson P Marak (45), Chendal T Sangma (58) and Seminal B Marak (46). All four were later released on bail. Some others, who had confessed to their role in the crime, were, however, not arrested.

Last month, the daughter of the victim, Hallen and Bala, had approached the DC and SP of WGH seeking a reinvestigation over allegations of the police inquiry being partial.

In a letter sent today, the relatives argued that the investigation had been completed and as many as 63 people have been identified through the police investigation as accused, while also stating that the demand for reinvestigation may have been instigated. The letter was sent allegedly by one of victim�s kin, identified as Tamera Sangma.

The letter stated that on March 17 this year, three persons including an American citizen, had gone to the village after which the victim�s daughter may have sought a reinvestigation.

Sources said three persons, including an NGO activist and two persons from the press (including the American), had visited the village to seek information to the case.

Meanwhile, sources said that the victim�s daughter, who had sought the reinvestigation, moved to Shillong earlier today to seek a meeting with the DGP on the matter and also to seek early justice for the victims and an unbiased investigation in to the incident.

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