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Push for killer’s punishment

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

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

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

Susan’s parents have lodged an FIR on February 1. But no one has been arrested yet. Susan’s parents, who did not wished to be quoted, said, “It 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.”

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