TURA, Feb 14 - Three suspected extortionists were beaten up by a mob at Gopinath Killa village under the Mahendraganj PS in South West Garo Hills last evening. The three-member gang had come to the village allegedly to extort money from traders.
One of them claimed to be a member of A’chik Holistic and Awakening Movement (AHAM) headed by former GNLA chairman Champion Sangma.
The arrested trio have been identified as Silyver M Sangma (18) of Chandapara, Sengba M Sangma (18) and Sanjay A Marak (20) of Adukachar village in West Garo Hills.
Police sources said the trio came to the village in a car and threatened the traders. This angered the people and triggered an altercation, after which the mob gave them a sound thrashing.
To save their lives, the alleged extortionists fled towards the Purakhasia border village and were holed up in a PWD inspection bungalow from where they were arrested by the police.