Bokajan: In a sensational incident, a 55 year old lady and her grandson have been murdered in cold blood at her residence in Sarhiajan Guwahatia Bosti in Bokajan on Monday.
The heinous murder appeared to have been committed on Sunday midnight but was discovered yesterday evening by the lady's daughter who had come after her mother didn't respond to her phone call a several time.
Both the deceased were lying in pool of blood split across the rooms of their makeshift hut. The deceased have been identified as Monju Singh and Chandan Das. Chandan was a class 6 student and had come to stay in his grandmother's home for vaccation.
Police have recovered a sharp machete and a iron hammer stain with blood from the crime site. A team of fingerprint expert have also arrived from Guwahati and collected samples to investigate the case.
Earlier, an established businessman has been shot dead along Assam-Nagaland border in East Karbi Anglong on Sunday.
As reported, a gang of 6 to 7 masked man dressed in Army fatigues and armed with AK 47 rifle and pistol stormed in the residence of Moolsingh Rathore and attempted robbery by holding the businessman’s wife, son and daughter in-law at gunpoint.
Meanwhile, the businessman who was returning home received a distress call from his son and rushed to the spot to confront the gang of armed assailants who had robbed of valuables including jewellery and cash from his residence.
Rathore was shot multiple times from point blank range and he succumbed to injuries on reaching the hospital following excessive bleeding. One of his acquaintance also received bullet injury however his condition is stated to be out of danger.
Police have recovered one AK ammunition and several empty cartridge from the spot. The gang also reportedly made away with the licensed pistol of the businessman. Police have started investigation but are yet to make any headway in what appears to be a meticulously planned robbery attempt. Police are also investigation the possible involvement of some insider in the heist who must have provided crucial inputs to the gang of assailants.
The use of AK series assault rifle in the aggravated robbery hints at the involvement of some millitant who can conveniently cross border and enter into Nagaland after committing the crime. Rathore’s residence is only a few kilometres away from the interstate border of Nagaland.