Shillong : Three people, including a school teacher, were killed by rebels of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in two separate incidents in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district, police said Friday.
The rebels gunned down the trio, accusing them of being police spies, in two different areas in the insurgency-ravaged district.
Four armed GNLA rebels barged into the residence of Danny G. Momin in Resubelpara Thursday night and shot him dead.
The science teacher was not working for the police, according to a senior police officer.
In another incident, police Friday recovered two unidentified male bodies dumped by the GNLA on the roadside at Rongrong village.
The GNLA left behind a note claiming responsibility for the killings.
“The GNLA suspected that they were spying on them, but that’s not the fact. The killing was an act of desperation and to instill fear among the people,” said Inspector General of Police F.D. Sangma.
The GNLA, which is headed by rogue police officer-turned rebel R. Sangma, has unleashed a reign of terror in the three impoverished districts of Garo Hills in western Meghalaya.
More than 30 people, including security personnel, have been killed in the area in the last one year by the rebels.