Home min’s intervention sought in alleged murder case

ITANAGAR, Jul 31: The Likha Welfare Society (LWS) on Tuesday sought the home minister’s intervention in the alleged murder of Likha Taje by a miscreant in Doimukh on 10 July.
A case has been registered at the Doimukh police station under Section 302 IPC.
In its representation to the home minister, the LWS stated that the father of the deceased had disclosed the name of the murderer at the time of lodging the FIR.
“However, even after the passing of 20 days, there is no sign of substantial progress in the investigation,” it said.
It said the investigating authority was unable to collect the call details record and the location of the mobile phone, as well as the voice recording of the alleged accused, who it said contacted the parents of the deceased about the incident. It also claimed that, while the alleged accused are giving contradictory statements about the incident to the police, one prime suspect accused has been granted bail by the sessions court in Yupia.
Demanding the re-arrest of the alleged accused, the LWS said “since the investigation relates to an offence of murder, nine days’ police custody is mandatory, and the police should interrogate methodically all the suspected accused.
“However,” it said, “one more prime accused has not been arrested by the police.”
The LWS pleaded with the home minister to either have the case investigated by a special investigating team or recommend it to the Central Bureau of Investigation.