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Bihu celebration marred by murder, shootout in Jorhat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, April 16: In two separate incidents of crime in Jorhat district during the festivity of Bihu, Mariani police under Officer-in-Charge Jugal Kishore Kalita recovered a body burnt to ashes from the Disoi Valley Reserve Forest area bordering galand on April 15 while in the other incident, one Dimbeshwar Bora was shot at from close range in his residence at Bekajaan Chenijaan under Panikheti outpost of Borholla Police station on the night of April 15. Both the incidents were reported on the same day.

OC Mariani said, “The body has been identified as that of Atul Saikia (57), a cultivator by profession. Initial investigation suggests that the victim may have been hacked to death and later burnt to avoid identification. We have already picked up two persons for interrogation and our investigation is on. The murder might be as a result of a brawl between the deceased and the other two regarding control of illegal forest land for cultivation. There is as such no involvement of any ga miscreants in the incident.”

Meanwhile, one person Dimbeshwar Bora was shot at close range by a known history-sheeter of the Borholla area, Munin Sensua, son of Sei Sensua alias Rukheswar Sensua under Panikheti Police Outpost of Borholla Police station on the night of April 15 during Bihu festivity. As reported, Munin was drunk and allegedly started misbehaving with Dimbeshwar Bora’s daughter-in-law and when such unwarranted moves were prevented, Munin in a fit of rage shot the victim, injuring his left hand. After prelimiry medical supervision at Borholla Health Centre, he was later shifted to JMCH for further treatment.

OC Panikheti Apurba Kalita said, “Munin Sensua is a noted crimil with at least three warrants already issued in his me under sections like 366 (kidpping) and 325 IPC and was the mastermind of the Borholla petrol pump robbery case. We have so far tried our level best to apprehend him but still he mages to give us a slip owing to his frequent crossover to galand. Even in his village though the people know about his frequent visits, yet they fail to inform us as they fear him. But very soon Munin will be in our trap.”

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