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One assaulted, another escapes into the forest in a fight over implementation of a scheme in Nongpyrdi


SHILLONG, June 16: One man from Nongpyrdi was assaulted black and blue yesterday night while another had to run and hide himself in the forest amidst the heavy rainfall due to the threats of the former Sordar of Nongpyrdi under Mawkynrew Block.

The dispute in the village arose over the implementation of the Integrated Water Shed Management Program scheme and yesterday night an allegation was charged against the former Sordar of the village, Mastar Nongrum that he sent people to threaten the two men for filing an RTI and alleging that unfair means had been involved in the implementation of the said scheme.

As per the statement of the two men who were threatened, Deilangki Saio, a person working for the former Sordar of the village, went and threatened Thrip Mynsong which led him to run and hide in the forest due to much fear and at that same time, Saio strangulated and hit Ribor Mynsong until he was injured.

The two victims along with their relatives and with the support of the HNYM leader, Louis Dohtdong filed an FIR at Madanrting Police Station.

Prior to this incident, Thrip and his group spoke to media persons and accused Mastar Nongrum of having misappropriated the funds from the said scheme. However,from Nongrum and his group’s side the accusation was refuted when speaking with media persons, but today arose the accusation that they had assaulted and threatened the two men.

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