Police vehicles torched, petrol bombs hurled in fresh violence in Shillong

Updated: Nov 24 2022 9:41PM

Shillong, Nov 24 (PTI) A police bus and a jeep were torched, and stones and petrol bombs were hurled at police in Shillong on Thursday evening after a candlelight vigil over the violence at the state's border with Assam concluded, a senior officer said.

Seven people, including four police personnel, were injured as a clash broke out between the protesters and the police, Superintendent of Police (City) Vivek Syiem told PTI.

Petrol bombs were hurled at a police bus and jeep, setting them on fire, while a traffic police kiosk was brought down, and stones and petrol bombs were hurled at police at Barik point, barely metres from the place where a candlelight vigil and sit-in protest was held by different organisations, including the Khasi Students Union, and the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People, he said.