NONGSTOIN:

In response to the tragic incident of a pregnant woman losing her child in a tourist vehicle due to traffic congestion arising from a fishing competition at Pamphyrnai Lake on September 16, the West Khasi Hills District Administration convened a meeting on September 19 where Deputy Commissioner(DC) Garod LSN Dykes informed the media that the meeting has decided to appoint a magisterial inquiry into the incident and that the Superintendent of Police will take suo-moto action on the case.

The DC stated,’We have also received notification from the District Council Affairs (DCA) that the permission granted by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) for organizing fishing competitions within the jurisdiction of West Khasi Hills has been revoked, and that the district administration will follow suit.’

He also stated that the village chiefs of Ksehkohlong village and the organisers of the fishing tournament conducted at Panphyrnai on September 16 met with him today, but he assured them that “whatever happened, the law will take its own course.”