BANDERDEWA: Capital Police, with the arrest of one Vinod Bahadur Biswakarma, has solved the murder case of Maga Yeja (70) within a week.
Addressing reporters on Monday, Capital Superintendent of Police Jimmy Chiram said that the body of the deceased, who lived in Banderdewa, was found dead with head injury on December 5. He said the deceased was hit with a stone on the head which caused her death. Accordingly, an FIR BDW/PS/C/No. 37/2021 U/s 302 IPC was lodged.
"The deceased was identified as Maga Yeja from Dokum village, Kamle district. She has been living in Banderdewa since the last few years. The post mortem was conducted and subsequently the murder weapon was seized on the same day of murder," he said.
Chiram said the identification of the murderer was ascertained following the scanning of CCTV camera footage of nearby areas for almost 12 hours and using local sources. He said that later on December 11, a team of police led by investigating officer (IO) Inspector T. Hassang, head constable S.K Jha, along with three other constables arrested the accused from Pitapool, Yazali under Lower Subansiri district. The accused was hiding there after committing the crime, he added.
"During the investigation, it has been revealed that the accused earlier worked as a helper in the ironsmith shop next to where the deceased used to sleep. The accused had an argument with the deceased and apparently committed the crime in a drunken state," Chiram said. Vinod Bahadur Biswakarma (38) hails from village Kathuni, Harmoti under North Lakhimpur district, Assam.