Shillong, Sept. 9: A pharmacist who had allegedly sent hate messages to urban affairs minister M. Ampareen Lyngdoh was arrested today from Baghmara in the South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.
Police arrested Rimialson Daw, 26, the pharmacist attached to the Baghmara community health centre. The mobile phone along with the SIM card which was used to send the text messages were also seized from his possession, a police officer said.
Last month, Ampareen had reportedly received hate messages on her mobile phone from an unknown number after she landed in Calcutta following a visit to Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Ampareen was part of a cabinet team deputed to meet students and professionals hailing from the state, but stationed in Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai following a mass exodus because of a perceived threat emanating out of rumours and hate messages circulated through mobile phones and social networking websites.
After she returned here, the minister lodged a complaint with Laitumkhrah police station.