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2 arrested for robbery, murder in Mon

DIMAPUR, NOV 17 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/17/2020 1:01:48 PM IST

Mon police arrested two accused on charges of highway robbery and gruesome murder of a local youth identified as Yingtai Konyak (32), who was found in a serious condition lying beside the road along NH-702 at Lapa Lampong on November 11, 2020.

In a press note, Mon police PRO stated that acting on a tip-off a police team led by SDPO (Tizit) arrested one Taonyei Konyak (31) on suspicion of being a member of the highway robbery gang. During the course of investigation, PRO said it was revealed that late Yingtai, one Manpha Konyak and the arrested accused, Taonyei Konyak, were part of the highway robbery gang. Police said Manpha Konyak had stabbed the deceased after an altercation. 

Police said Manpha Konyak was arrested on November 16. During the month of October 2020, PRO stated that reports were received about a number of thefts and highway robbery within the jurisdiction of Tizit police station. PRO said the spate of crime continued through the month of November 2020 culminating in the gruesome murder of Yingtai.

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