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Accused in Oct 21 murder admits to the crime

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, OCT 23 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/23/2020 12:12:19 PM IST

Dimapur Police have disclosed the identity of the main accused involved in the brutal murder of a 17-year old girl and student of class 10 on October 21. The body was discovered on October 22 within the premises of St. Claire Higher Secondary School, Kacharigaon.

Speaking to media persons at his office here Friday, Commissioner of Police (CP) Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo revealed that the accused, a 19-year old theological student– Yilobemo Mozhui, resident of Senjum village (near Rangapahar army Cantonment) and son of Thechamo of Yanhom village had admitted to the heinous crime. 

CP said the accused had admitted to the crime during interrogation and also disclosed that he befriended the victim through Facebook. The CP said the accused contacted the victim over phone on the fateful evening and invited her under the pretext of evening walk. 

The commissioner of police said that motive of the crime was yet to be clearly established and that investigation was still at a preliminary stage.

Police handed over the body of the deceased to the family after post mortem was conducted.

Parents held for killing daughter: In another incident , police on Friday arrested parents of a 14-year-old girl at Sukhovi village for killing their daughter but claiming it was suicide.

According to the CP, on receipt of information, the Chümoukedima police personnel reached the site. Though the parents had lodged an FIR of suicide, police after investigation suspected foul play, the CP said.

Based on suspicion, police arrested both parents of the victim-Muhammad Islam of Morigaon (Assam) and his wife. 

Meanwhile, CP has appealed against spreading or sharing pictures or disclose names of victims on social media platforms. He warned that such actions - sharing the pictures or disclosing the names of the victims in any platform- would be liable for arrest. 

3 held for truck driver’s murder: Meanwhile, the CP Rothihu Tetseo also informed that the police arrested three persons in connection with the murder of truck driver Jiten Gogoi, shot dead near IMC Hall, Dimapur on September 22, 2020.

He also said police escorts were being provided for inbound trucks carrying essential commodities.

Illegal liquor unit case: Asked about the status of the raid on illicit liquor manufacturing units by security forces, the CP said that four persons have so far been arrested. 

He said that the prime suspect, currently abroad, was yet to be interrogated but that a summons has been issued to the suspect.

On the forced closure of East India Transport Agency operated by two Naga ladies, the commissioner of police said a team of police reached the agency and unlocked the godown and was providing 24/7 security.

Crime report: The CP also provided crime reports from January 1,2020 to October 23, 2020.

According to the report, a total number of 78 cases have been registered for extortion for which 127 persons were arrested and out of which 60 were from different underground groups. 

CP disclosed that 58 arms, 3484 rounds of ammunitions, cash of Rs. 1,62,90,890 and several other explosive devises were seized from the arrested persons. 

On cases pertaining to Narcotic drugs and contraband goods, CP informed that 97 cases in total were registered till date and 119 persons arrested. 

He also said during the period, a total of 46,114 bottles of IMFL, 343 kg ganja, 135 gm Brown Sugar, 1,36,000 WY tablets, 1.890kg Heroin, 210 SP capsules and 2926 bottles of Codeine cough syrups were seized.

 

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