Women’s Panel Urges Probe into Meghalaya Woman’s Murder
The Meghalaya State Commission for Women (MSCW) appealed to the authorities to speed up the investigation into the murder of a Meghalaya woman was found with her throat slit up at her residence early this month. Police has identified the woman as Fullness Lyngdoh who lived in the Khliehriat area of Meghalaya.
MSCW chief Theilin Phanbuh told the media that the commission has spoken to the District Administration of East Jaintia Hills to perform a thorough investigation into this issue.
Lyngdoh was 30 and is survived by an 11-year-old son. She was in her bedroom when the police found her dead. Superintendent of Police (East Jaintia Hills), Nazarius Lamare revealed that the Lyngdoh originally belonged to a small village of Daistong in EJH.
He told that the criminal committed the crime on April 3 night when the woman was sleeping in her room while her son slept in the other room. The child did not hear anything, he only found his mother in a pool of blood the morning after.
“We are investigating into the matter. We are rounding up all suspects. As of now, we have detained two suspects,”
“I along with my officers reached the spot and conducted an enquiry when we heard about the crime,” Lamare said.
The SP told the media that they have found the murder weapon and that the woman’s throat was slit by the murderer using a combat knife. According to a preliminary report, the woman had no personal enmity with her neighbours or relatives but police suspect that the murder has something to do with her marriages.
As per the police her husband had left her a year ago, currently she was reported to be living-in with another man.
“We are investigating into the matter. We are rounding up all suspects. As of now, we have detained two suspects,” said SP Lamare.
Phanbuh talked about the matter of increasing crimes against women in the state. She said that the commission organizes several awareness programmes to alert the people on crime against women and children. They also urge upon all stakeholders to come together to eradicate the social evil.