Arunachal Pradesh Police Nabs Fugitive Accused in Twin Murder, Rape
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested a proclaimed fugitive, who escaped from judicial custody and was involved in heinous crime of twin murder and rape, a police official said. A police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Kengo Dirchi arrested Majibur Rahman alias Atabur Rahman from Jollang near Itanagar, Capital SP Rohit Rajbir Singh told media persons on Sunday. He disclosed that the accused had escaped from judicial custody more than a decade ago eluding authorities for over 11 years. Rahman was declared a proclaimed offender evading arrest and trial, he said.
The accused was serving a life sentence at Jully Jail, along with other accused Md Najjirul Islam and one contract casual labour, all residents of Lakhimpur for the gruesome rape and murder of two sisters, who ran a beauty parlour at Ganga Market, in June 2008.
In August 2012, Rahman along with two other inmates escaped from Jully jail. The SP said police managed to arrest Buddharam Nayak and Farooq Islam from Assam but Rahman remained elusive.
Singh said Rahman, a resident of Gohaidholoni village in North Lakhimpur district, before committing the gruesome act of murder and rape, was a habitual thief and a part of the gang wanted across Assam and Arunachal for having committed dozens of thefts.
After escaping from jail, Rahman stole a motorcycle from near Jullang and escaped from the state through Gumto check gate, police said.
The accused, police said, went into hiding in Nagaon in Assam and after some time left for Kerala. After spending a few years there, he went to Bengaluru where he changed his identity from Majibur to Atabur, police said.
Ensuring that he had established himself as Atabur, the accused came back to Assam and lived at Majuli for a few years. Over the past two years, Majibur was moving ‘to and fro’ between Narayanpur and Lakhimpur, and other places.
The SP added that after learning about Majibur’s case status and also about his possible presence in the neighbouring state, electronic and human surveillance was mounted on him. After a month of efforts he was lured into entering Arunachal Pradesh, he said.
“Once he fell in our trap the police team led by Itanagar police station officer in-charge inspector K Yangfo and his team arrested the accused from Jollang, in the wee hours on Saturday,” the SP added.