A member of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was killed in an encounter with police on Friday morning in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district, a senior officer said.
Around 6 am, a team of police officers raided Tarasin village in Songsak police station area of the district, having received information about the movement of militants in the region, Superintendent of Police Ringrang TG Momin said.
“Based on the tip-off that some NDFB members and local miscreants have gathered at Tarasin village, an operation was launched early today to arrest them. On seeing a police team approaching, the militants opened fire, leading to gun battle between the two sides,” Momin said.
While most of them managed to flee, one militant, identified as Koma Boro, was killed in the exchange, the SP said, adding that a rifle and a magazine were seized from the possession of the deceased.
“The blood trails at the site of encounter also suggest that more militants might have suffered injuries in the firing,” Momin added.