A public gathering was organised at Pfutsero town in Phek district on Saturday where the murder of Lt. Neiphretuo Metsieo, Inspector, of 5th Nagaland Armed Police Battalion, was vehemently condemned.
Lt. Neiphretuo, who went missing on September 7, was found murdered by the search teams on Saturday between Lasumi And Zapami village under Phek district.
The police officer had gone missing after he left Kohima in the morning to his place of posting at Pfutsero.
According to reports, a combined search team consisting of police and community groups found the body with a bullet wound on the head and his limbs tied.
Pfutsero is a block headquarters in Phek district of Nagaland.
Police identified two suspects as Yuireingam Shimray of Kharasom village and Ringthingchon of Lunghar village, both under Ukhrul district of Manipur.
After Nagaland police formed two special investigation teams to identify and arrest the culprits, the female suspect, Ringthingchon, was arrested and kept under the custody of Ukhrul Women Police Station.
The main suspect, Yuireingam, is still absconding with the stolen vehicle.
Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, who also holds the home portfolio, and various other organizations, including Chakhesang Public Organisation, Pfutsero town public, Tangkhul Hoho Nagaland, Angami Youth Organisation, ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, etc. also condemned the killing.
A public gathering was organised today at Pfutsero town to condemn the murder of Lt. Neiphretuo Metsieo, Inspector, 5th NAP Battalion.
Lt. Neiphretuo who went missing on 7th Sept was found murdered by the search teams on saturday between Lasumi And Zapami village under Phek dist. pic.twitter.com/7lr76iBe5V
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