ITANAGAR, April 29 - Tension gripped Koloriang, the headquarters of Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh, after an irate mob, comprising mostly women, ransacked and vandalized the office of the Superintendent of Police on Monday, protesting the police�s failure to arrest the culprit involved in killing of a village gaonburah.
Bengia Tamang, the gaonburah of Pakpu village, was shot dead allegedly by supporters of an election candidate on April 25. He had reportedly gone to Taba village to �escort genuine voters� to the Taba polling station.
With no arrest being made in connection with the killing even after four days, the agitators converged in front of the office of the Kurung Kumey SP, demanding immediate arrest of the murder accused and suspension of the SP for the delay in nabbing the culprit, sources said.
The slogan-shouting protestors later went berserk and ransacked the SP office, alleging apathy on the part of the top cop in dealing with the case. They damaged office furniture, computer sets and racks, sources added.
The protesters then marched towards the Deputy Commissioner�s office and locked the main entrance gate from inside. Even though the agitators did not allow the employees to pass through the gate in the morning, later gave passage to DC Santosh Kumar Rai and other staffers for carrying out official work.
When contacted, the DC confirmed that the protestors were demanding early arrest of the culprits responsible for killing the gaonburah. He said that grievances of relatives of the victim were patiently heard and he assured them that the culprits will be arrested.