From Our Correspondent | Tura, Aug 28, 2018: 

The wife of the teacher, who allegedly died of police excess in the village of Dagal under Songsak PS in East Garo Hills (EGH), has sought a swifter investigation into the death of her husband.

In a memorandum submitted to the deputy commissioner of EGH, the widow of Hillary (Bijoy) Marak, Lictsitha D Shira, on Aug 25, asked for the incident to be investigated so that the family could get justice.

On Aug 3, Hillary was allegedly picked up by policemen towards the evening and brought to the police station where he was assaulted by the policemen led by the inspector in charge, N Nongkhlaw. He was released the next morning on a PR bond but complained of pains immediately after his release.

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“He came back home and complained of pains and told us that he was beaten up by the police in Dagal. He was unable to eat due to the pain. After being released he attended school for two days (6 and 7 Aug) though he returned in the afternoon. From the evening of 7 Aug, he was unable to get out of bed,” said the widow.


The family, according to their own admission did not have enough money to take him to the hospital for a check and he succumbed to injuries on Aug 11.

Hillary was an assistant school teacher at St Joseph’s Sec School in Chidimit in EGH.

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The wife (mother of 3) sought the DC to look at the case on a priority basis so that punishment could be given to the guilty policemen.

“The case should be investigated quickly so that such things are not repeated in our area,” added the widow of the teacher.

Meanwhile, allegations of the case being made to go slow have come up after the villagers revealed that the post mortem report of the death of the teacher was yet to be provided.

“There was no medical test of Hillary done when he was detained at Dagal outpost and it seems the assault on him was out of anger and was pre planned,” alleged one of the villagers.



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