Witson Sangma was arrested on charges of supplying explosives to the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA). He was found dead in police lockup on Wednesday. This was the second death in police custody this month.

Balsan Marak, 20, accused of illegally confining, kidnapping and torturing 12 women, died at the Tura Civil Hospital on May 20.
"The night was peaceful and there were no reports of any untoward incident in the curfew-bound areas," Additional District Magistrate TG Momin said over phone.

He said Sangma's body was on Saturday handed over to relatives after the post-mortem examination.

Civil society groups, including the Garo Student's Union have announced a non-cooperation movement on June 2 in the five districts of Garo Hills over the custodial deaths.

The groups are demanding a CBI or a judicial inquiry into the deaths.


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