A 15-year-old boy from the tea tribe community was murdered at Kahatangpani in Tinsukia’s Pengaree area and a person has been arrested by police in connection with the case.
The boy’s blood-stained body was recovered from a small tea garden drain at Kahatangpani, said a police official after visiting the site on Sunday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Ranjit Gowala, son of Tuphan Gowala, a resident of Khatangpani Line No 5, located near the spot of the incident.
“We have apprehended a suspect and manhunt is on to nab the others involved in the heinous act of murder,” added the police official.
Sensation prevails at Khatangpani under Pengaree police station following the recovery of the body.
A local said, “The boy was enjoying Karam Puja in the area on Saturday night and his body was spotted lying near the garden nallah this morning.”
“He was brutally assaulted by unidentified miscreants and later his neck was pierced by a sharp branch of a tree,” informed Jintu Gogoi, a resident of the area.
“The body was found naked. His cloths were scattered here and there near the body,” added Gogoi who visited the site.
Meanwhile, the circle inspector of Margherita, the officer-in-charge of Pengaree PS and a district magistrate have been pressed into service to render justice to the bereaved family members.
The members of tea tribe students’ organizations, who thronged the Pengeree PS, demanded that the culprits involved in the murder be arrested immediately and justice be delivered to the victim.
However, a local tea tribe youth of the same village, who remained missing from his residence the entire night when the crime was committed, was apprehended by the cops.
Meanwhile, the corpse was sent for conducting post-mortem in Tinsukia Civil Hospital.