Woman's head is blown off while trying to resist rape in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, Jun 4 (PTI): A 35-year-old tribal Garo woman's head was blown to pieces when she resisted an alleged molestation and rape attempt in South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya by suspected GNLA militants who shot her at point blank range, sparking outrage in the state.

The woman was at home with her husband and five children when four to five armed militants of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) entered their house at around 6pm yesterday.

They locked up her husband and five children inside the house and pulled out the woman, police said.

She was first assaulted and molested. When she resisted, they shot her with automatic assault rifles from point blank range blowing her head in almost two pieces, inspector general of police (operations), GHP Raju said.

GNLA was declared a terror organization by the Centre in January 2012. The banned outfit is allegedly involved in several cases of murder, kidnapping and extortion in all three Garo Hills districts in Meghalaya.

PA Sangma, MP representing the Garo Hills region, condemned the incident and said the law and order situation in region was worsening everyday.

"I strongly condemn the incident and am worried over the Garo Hills situation which is worsening every passing day. This has never been the case in the past. The state government has failed in tackling the situation," Sangma said.

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