One Killed, Another Injured in a Machete Attack


Suroj Barman
HAFLONG, Mar 24: One died and another seriously injured when two persons attacked them with machete (dao) on Sunday night at Lower Haflong in Dima Hasao.

The dead person was identified as Probadh Phonglo (34) s/o Laibanon Phonglo of Nobdilangting, while the injured person happens to be Monjit Phonglo (31) s/o Joygolal Phonglo. Whereas, the alleged attackers were known as Anipta Karigapsa (21) s/o late Ramdan Karigapsa, and Rajibta Karigapsa alias Babu (19).

Sources said that the incident took place when the two victims were returning home in the evening. They stopped by the two miscreants and attacked with machete. One of the victims died on the spot while another received serious injury and is now admitted at Haflong Civil Hospital.

The attackers were reportedly two brothers of the same family and had escaped the scene and are untraceable till the time of filling this report. Reasons behind the attack is yet to be ascertain and police are probing the incident and are trying to nab the culprits.