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Second suspect held in April 20 murder case
Correspondent Kohima, May 11(NPN):
Published on 12 May. 2009 1:04 AM IST
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State Police is hopeful of making a major breakthrough in the ongoing investigation into the kidnapping and subsequent murder of businessman late Pradeep Prasad following the arrested of the second prime suspect from Motihari district of Bihar on Saturday. According to police source, the second prime suspect in the sensational murder case identified as Mahavir Prasad was arrested from Motihari, Bihar by a special police team from the state on Saturday last and is being brought to the state. Once the arrested prime suspect is brought to the state and interrogation carried out, we are hopeful of making some lead in the investigation, source added. With the arrest of prime suspect Mahavir Prasad, police had so far arrested three persons. Earlier two suspects identified as Satrugan, a transporter and one Mukesh was arrested and detained while several others were also picked up for questioning. It may be mentioned that late Pradeep Prasad, a wholesale businessman from the state capital was abducted by unknown persons on April 20 evening from Supermarket area while he was reportedly going back home after closing his shop. The same evening at around 8 pm, the abductor reportedly contacted the younger brother of the victim and demanded a ransom of Rs.5 lakh which was later negotiated at Rs.1.5lakh. The abductor reportedly called back again during the wee hour the next morning and informed that it doesn’t want the ransom money anymore as their victim had died and told them to find out and collect the body. Subsequently, the body of the victim was found wrapped in white clothe and partially packed in a gunny bag from a place below new secretariat. Following the recovery of the dead body, the business community under the banner of Kohima Chamber of Commerce had called for a total business closure on April 24 in the entire state capital in protest against the cool blooded murdered.

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