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Houses Set on Fire in suspect of practicing witchcraft at a village in Meghalaya

A mob of about 5000 people at Raid Kyrdem village, Meghalaya on Monday afternoon set on fire five houses on suspicious of practicing witched craft at Mawbesien Village in Ri Bhoi District under Uniam Police Station.

The mob at Raid Kyrdem village comprising residents from of eleven villages gathered at Mawbesein village on 20-08-07 afternoon and set on fire the five houses belong to one Dhon Nongkynrieh. Apart from this, they have also burnt two vehicles and the rice mill owned by the family. Dhon Nongkynrieh's family comprises of sixteen people left the village for safety.

In the mean time, the Superintendent of police and the Deputy Commissioner of Ri Bhoi District arrived on the spot but they could not control the mob. The police have used abt 60 rounds of blank fires to disperse the mob but without success.
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