SHILLONG, Oct 11 – Two Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) activists have been picked up by the police for their involvement in setting a non-tribal businessman afire on Wednesday in the State capital, while the Meghalaya Government has announced it would bear all medical expenses of the victim.
The police said that the KSU members, Wankerlang Jyrwa and Badonkupar Nongbri from Lower Mawprem here have been picked up for the Motphran incident.
Vikash Nandwal, a non-tribal businessman from the minority non-tribal community was set afire in broad daylight after pouring petrol inside his shop, when the businessman was attending to customers. The victim is recuperating in a private hospital in Guwahati.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma expressing concern over such attacks said: “The Government will bear all expenses incurred in the treatment of Vikash Nandwal. I pray that the Almighty will grant him a speedy recovery while assuring the family that the culprits will be brought to book as per the law.”