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Push for killerís punishment

Tura, Feb. 5: The president of Civil Society Womenís Organisation (CSWO), Agnes Kharshiing, today sought exemplary punishment for Mithilesh Thakur, 35, for allegedly killing his wife, Susan Kurbah, on January 30.

Kharshiing said Thakurís 14-year-old son is a witness to the gruesome murder.

A report compiled by the CSWO in this case said Thakur had beaten his wife to death.

It said Thakurís son telephoned his grandparents in Shillong, who came to Tura and stopped the burial. The body of the victim was kept at Thakurís residence in Sepoy Colony for two days.

West Garo Hills SP Mukesh Singh said, ďWe have received the complaint. Post-mortem will be conducted and the case will be dealt with firmly.Ē

Susanís parents have lodged an FIR on February 1. But no one has been arrested yet. Susanís parents, who did not wished to be quoted, said, ďIt is apparent that Susan died a few days before we actually came to know of her death on February 1. We were horrified at the sight. There were bruise marks all over her body and it was bloated.Ē

Kharshiing said, ďThis is gruesome! Thakur should be booked immediately. His son is the witness to this incident. We condemn such acts of violence against women.Ē