TINSUKIA: Mystery still shrouds the motive behind the killing of a tea tribe housewife and subsequent lynching of her husband and her mother-in-law by an irate mob at Seupur TE in the outskirts of Tinsukia town even as the two-month-old infant still remains traceless after five days. As the entire family of Tanti has been wiped out, it has become a challenging task for the investigating agency to book the culprits.
The body of Radha Garh Tanti with marks of injury on her body was recovered from a septic tank two days after she went missing along with her 2-month old daughter when both her husband, Ajoy Tanti, and her mother-in-law, Jamuna Tanti, were at their respective workplace. Ajoy Tanti lodged a missing complaint on Thursday. Suspecting the son and mother to be involved in the murder, the public beat both of them mercilessly. While Jamuna Tanti died on the way to Tinsukia Civil Hospital, Ajoy Tanti succumbed to his injuries before reaching Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.
The Superintendent of Police of Tinsukia, Siladitya Chetia, while ruling out any possibility of exorcism being prevalent in the tea garden belt, hinted that this might be the handiwork of other persons close to their families. A source, however, revealed that their house had been regularly frequented by a person from Makum. Chetia, however, opined that the missing infant might have been taken away by the killers but was optimistic of nabbing the culprits within a short time.
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