Arunachal Police Arrests Seven in Connection With a Murder

The dead body was initially unidentified and in accordance with section 302/201 IPC, a suo moto case was filed.
Arunachal Police Arrests Seven in Connection With a Murder

SEPPA: The East Kameng Police managed to make seven arrests in relation to an incident of murder on Thursday. The individuals who were taken into custody are Janu Tana, Byate Tana, Taje Tana, Yangu Tana, Maya Sangchoju, James Tana, and Nabam Tajik, according to the Superintendent of Police for the East Kameng Police, Kamdam Sikom.

Kamdam Sikom informed, " A telephone report was received from the public regarding an unknown dead body beside the road in Forest Colony, Type-III, Seppa".

SI (P) Dogin Tamin paid a visit to the location. The dead body was initially unidentified, and the police station received no complaints about it. In accordance with section 302/201 IPC, a suo moto case was filed.

Later, the deceased's mother and younger brother identified him as Deva Taku, son of the late Lata Taku of Kakukao village, Seppa. The deceased, who had been imprisoned on a murder charge, had been released from jail one month prior, according to the SP.

On June 22, at a boxing match in Pakke-Kessang, he had unintentionally injured one Tokpar Tana, son of Taje Tana, of Palin village, fatally. Following the registration of a case (under section 302 IPC) at the Pakke-Kessang police station, Deva Taku was released from custody.

DSP (HQ) Matin Ratan, Seppa PS OC Inspector Sochi Don, SI (P) D Taching, SI (P) R Richo, and SI (P) D Tamin were the members of the special investigation team (SIT) that the SP formed. The team performed technical analysis on the deceased's cellphone and the available CCTV footage.

According to a police statement, during the incident, Maya Sangchoju was seen on CCTV walking with the deceased. Subsequent investigation showed that the Maya and the two accused individuals, Janu Tana and Byate Tana, were present at the same place (PO) when the crime was committed. Maya was in constant contact with her husband during the whole episode.

Soon after the incident, Janu Tana, Byate Tana, and Taje Tana suspiciously left Palin village and sought refuge in the home of their brother-in-law, Tajik Nabam, in Naharlagun. Inspector S Don, SI (P) D Taching, L/Ct D Perying, Ct S Yangfo, and Ct S Taniang led a police team that visited Naharlagun on November 1.But Tajik Nabam ordered Janu Tana, Byate Tana, Taje Tana, and Maya Sangchoju to flee when he saw the police team. On November 13, 12 days after the first attempt, Byate Tana, Taje Tana, and Tajik Nabam were taken into custody in Naharlagun.

It was discovered during questioning that Janu, also known as Atam Tana and his spouse Maya Sangchoju had left for Delhi following a five-day stay at Jamesh Tana's Doimukh home. Further inquiry showed that the two were in Hyderabad.

The SP stated, "The weapon of offence has been recovered in front of the magistrate along with other pertinent materials, and all seven arrested accused persons have admitted their guilt."

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