Police follow train ticket trail to murder case resolution

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/27/2019 12:09:30 PM IST

A Dimapur Police team, investigating a murder, solved the case when they followed the trail of a train ticket found in the purse of the female victim whose body was found at 6th Mile area Dimapur, on March 11, 2019.

ADCP & PRO, Dimapur Police, in a press release reported that on April 25, Dimapur Police apprehended the accused Islam Uddin (36 years), son of Giyas Uddin, Barawar village, Murajar. His present address is Sarupathar in Golaghat, Assam. The victim was later identified as Islam Uddin’s wife, 28 year old Rashida Khatun.

A single Current train ticket led the Police on an investigation trail to Sarupathar and Uriamghat in Golaghat district where the identities of the victim as well as the prime accused were established.

On interrogation, the accused confessed that on March 10, under the pretext of visiting his friends and acquaintances in Dimapur, he and his wife boarded the Avadh-Assam Express train from Sarupathar. In Dimapur the accused then hired an autorickshaw and took her to 6th Mile. The accused led the victim on foot further into interior areas of 6th Mile on the ploy that they were going to his friend’s house. On reaching a secluded paddy field, he murdered the victim by strangling her and then bludgeoning her with a stone. The accused then fled to Assam. Islam Uddin, in his confession revealed that marital discord was what led him to commit the murder.

A case has been registered at Women Police Station for further investigation.

Dimapur Police arrest three 

Dimapur Police, on April 26, arrested three persons and seized 198 rounds of 9 mm calibre ammunition, one Maruti Gypsy (NL 07 CA0351), and Rs. 2020 cash from their possession.

According to the Police PRO, the arrested persons have been identified as NSCN (I-M), ‘maj’ Ningkham Angkang (36), present address Half Nagarjan, Lane- 17, Dimapur; Mahesh Yadav (38); and Manoj Thakhur, both residents of Dhobinullah, Near Army Supply Road, Dimapur. A case has been registered against them at East Police Station. 

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