Police constable kills senior

Shillong: A drunk police constable shot dead his senior colleague in Meghalaya s West Jaintia Hills district early today and fled with the service riffle, police said.

An alert has been sounded by police to arrest the accused constable Lusen A Sangma who fired six rounds from his weapon at havildar Litsingh Inghi killing him, they said.

“We have issued a look out notice against 3rd MLP Battalion constable, Lusen A Sangma who has killed one of his colleagues,” Superintendent of Police, R Muthu told PTI.

He said the incident took place at around 1 am early today at the camp at Sahbsein, around 15 km from Jowai, the district headquarters.

For unknown reasons, constable Lusen Sangma stormed into the top-floor room of havildar Litsingh Inghi and fired about six rounds from his weapon at the havildar who later succumbed to his injuries.

The constable then rushed down main exit of the battalion building and fired another 15 rounds in the air to make good his escape with the weapon, the SP said.

The SP said the motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained but from preliminary investigation into the incident, we have learnt that the constable was in a drunken state.

District Police chiefs in the entire state have been alerted for his arrest, he said.