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Meghalaya minister Ampareen Lyngdoh attacked at home, stones thrown at her house, accused arrested

First Published: 12th July, 2023 9:28 IST

The Minister said that a person with a machete attacked her. Her husband and son managed to save her by pinning the man down

Meghalaya Health Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh was attacked by a man carrying a machete (a huge khasi knife) at her home on Tuesday around 7.30 pm.

“I am a little shaken, but it’s okay I will get over it. Now I know that there are likely some people who will do anything to even harm me. But I appeal to people who love me don’t think that this is something that I am intermediated by. I am not afraid and I will continue to work hard and speak and be the voice of the people of Meghalaya,” said Minister Lyngdoh after the attack.

Stones were pelted and window panes shattered of her residence in Laitumkhrah as the minister and her family came under attack.

Minister Lyngdoh rushed to her bedroom when she heard glass shattering in that direction. Her daughter’s room was attacked first. Stones were pelted and the window panes broke.

Minister Lyngdoh said that she rushed outside to look for the people who was doing all this. Her husband, son and driver too rushed out. They saw a man in the CCTV.

Suddenly the person who was holding a machete attacked the Minister. When she screamed, her husband and son rushed towards her and somehow managed to pin him down, the Minister told media.

Lyngdoh said that she had already alerted the Superintendent of Police of East Khasi Hills Sylvester Nongtynger when stones were thrown at her home and the police had already arrived at her home when the attack on Lyngdoh occurred.

She also said that she was attacked by the same person before the recent state Assembly elections.

The accused man has been identified as Teibor Lyting — a resident of Malki.

Police arrested Teibor Lyting and he is being interrogated to know if he acted alone or with a group, and also to find the motive of the attack, the officer said.

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