Two students from Meghalaya threatened

PUNE: Two students from Meghalaya were threatened by an unidentified man near Dandekar bridge on Thursday afternoon.

The students filed a complaint application with the Dattawadi police on Friday. While police have prepared an 'occurrence report' on the incident, no official complaint has been registered so far.

Complainant Rahul Khongsar, a class XI student of Pusha Devi Dugad junior College on Pune-Satara road, said he and his friend Synsharlang Lymba were returning to their room in Karvenagar after college. "When we reached Dandekar bridge area, one person stopped us and asked about our identity," he said.

Khongsar said though he told the man that both of them were from east Khasi hills district of Meghalaya, he refused to believe them. "The person also forced my friend Lymba to smoke a cigarette," he said.

Khongsar said the man warned them not to come out of their room for the next two days. "The person also threatened us that if 'we' continued the riots in Assam, we will have to face grievous consequences."

The students then contacted Mayur Karjatkar who works for a social organization. Karjatkar helped them report the incident to the Dattawadi police.

Khongsar and Lymba also submitted a complaint application at the Pune police commissioner's office on Friday.