Shillong: A tribal Garo man, who evaded police arrest for killing his minor daughter, was finally arrested 16 days later by Meghalaya police with the help of villagers on Friday from a forested area in South Garo Hills district bordering Bangladesh, an official said here on Saturday.
Police said the accused was identified as Lindrid N Sangma. He killed his three-year-old daughter by slitting her throat on March 17 inside the house at Ampangdamgre village, Silkigre.
After committing the heinous crime, Sangma, who is said to be a mentally-challenged person, fled to the nearby forests.
“Finally, we captured the accused on Friday from deep inside the jungle at Angke Chiring near Betagre after searching him for nearly 16 days continuously from the jungle by South Garo Hills Police and the people of Silkigre area,” a police official said.
The South Garo Hills police also thanked the people and various nokmas (village chief) under Silkigre areas for their unconditional support and help rendered during the search operation for the last 16 days. Meanwhile, police have registered a case and the accused has been sent for medical examination.