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Shillong News | TURA, August 14, 2018

Following complaints that Dagal police assaulted him in the lock-up, East Garo Hills district superintendent of police RTG Momin has ordered a probe into the alleged custodial assault and death of village school teacher Hillary Ch Momin during custody.

A report has been ordered to be produced in a week’s time.

The incident took place when police led by Dagal outpost in-charge N Nongkhlaw picked up an inebriated Momin from the market area on the night of August 4 for creating public nuisance.

Momin was consequently locked up for the night. He was released the next afternoon and passed away a week later, triggering angry villagers to blame the police for the death.

A separate probe has also been ordered by the district administration following the FIR.

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