By- Partha Prawal Goswami | Date- June 04, 2011 | Place- Shillong
In an ambush by heavily armed militants of the banned outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), three policemen were killed and two others were severly injured. The ambush occured at 6 am in the morning at Thapa Darenchi, 12 km from Mendipathar in East Garo Hills area bordering Assam.
The ambush occured when a five-men security team, who were in their routine of patrolling, were fired upon by some millitants with automated weapons. Three police personnels died on the spot while few others are injured more and less. The militants later snatched away 1 AK Rifle, 1 INSAS Rifle, 1 Carbine, 3 Bullet Proof Jackets and some ammunitions from the patrol party. The slain personnels have been identified as Havaldar Blein Makharoh, constable Duke M sangma and constable Johnhigbirth Marak while the injureds are identified as onstables G G Momin and M Rymbai. G G Momin later on was rushed to Guwahati under critical condition.