Student murder case handed over to CBI

Our Correspondent
Itanagar, June 29: The Arunachal Pradesh government has handed over the case relating to disappearance and subsequent death of a student at Tawang last year to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Toko Yame, a class XII student of Government Higher Secondary School, Tawang went missing on a mysterious circumstance after a scuffle broke out on September 16 last year involving students of his school and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. His semi-decomposed body was found a week later at the Biga waterfall, near the JNV, on September 23. Toko was a resident of Bana area of East Kameng district.

A case (No 29/2017 u/s 363/302 IPC) was registered at the Tawang Police Station on September 16 last year. Subsequently, the case was transferred to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state’s police crime branch (SIT) on October 13, 2017.

However, the state government while taking note of the seriousness and sensitiveness nature of the case besides representations received from various organizations, decided to hand over the case to CBI for expediting the investigation process and for ensuring that justice is delivered to the bereaved family members, an official communiqué informed.

In a letter to the CBI, the state home commissioner has informed that on basis of the recommendation made by the Director General of Police, the competent authority has decided to transfer the case to CBI. The gist of the case and status reports have also been submitted to the CBI, the communiqué added.