One armed miscreant was killed in an encounter with police in Karbi Anglong district along Assam-Nagaland border on Saturday evening.
Police said the ‘encounter’ took place at Lalmati village in Karagoan area along the interstate border.
“The Khatkhati police laid an ambush in the Lalmati area of Karagaon based on specific information regarding the movement of a gang of armed miscreants in the area.
“The uninformed gang opened fire on encountering the police team and we had to retaliate. In the ensuing exchange of fire, one miscreant killed but other members of the gang managed to escape under cover of darkness,” Bokajan SDPO John Das told Northeast Now.
He said the injured bullet riddled man was immediately shifted to Bokajan Civil Hospital but was pronounced dead by the attending doctor.
“A 7.65 pistol and a mobile phone have been seized from possession of the slain miscreant. We are yet to ascertain the identity of the person and further investigations are on,” the SDPO added.
An established businessman of the Khatkhati locality was shot dead by a gang of armed robbers at his residence back in June, 2019.
The gang decamped with cash, jewellery and the licensed pistol of the businessman.
The incident since then remained a mystery as police are yet to make any breakthrough in the case.