As per the police, three empty shells were recovered from the spot Credit: Representational image

Guwahati: A villager succumbed to bullet injuries after two unidentified assailants shot at him on Sunday night along the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills, the police informed on Monday.

The deceased, identified as Romeo Lyngdoh, was declared brought dead at the Shillong Civil Hospital on Monday morning.

According to reports, the incident took place at Lapalang village on the edge of the international border with Bangaladesh. They have recovered three empty shells from the spot.

A police official said that investigation is underway to determine the identity of the gunmen and the reason behind the shooting.

On whether the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), a militant organisation active in the area, could be involved in the killing, the police said it was yet to ascertain that. However, they said there is a possibility that miscreants are from a militant organisation as they were armed with AK-47 rifles.

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