Shillong: The National People’s Party (NPP) working president of Jaintia Hills region in Meghalaya, Nidamon Chullet, has been sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in a 2008 murder case.

The Jowai District and Sessions Court found Chullet, along with one Koming Rabon, guilty in the murder of Ewanmi Lhuid, nephew of a retired IAS officer, following a brawl in Jowai, West Jaintia Hills district, in February 2008. 

While Chullet was sentenced to life in jail under Section 302 of IPC for the murder of Lhuid, Rabon has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

Nidamon Chullet

Chullet is also the president of Jaintia Hills Truck Owners’ Association (JHTOA) and has been in the headlines time and again. He is the prime accused in the assault case involving Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma. 

On November 8, 2018, Kharshiing, Sangma and their driver E. Kurbah were attacked by a group of 40 people – allegedly led by Chullet – in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya for taking photographs of coal-laden trucks. 

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