Nagaland: 3 youths found hacked to death in suspected revenge killing in Dimapur
DIMAPUR, June 5, 2018: Three youths were found dead in a suspected revenge killing case in Dimapur on Monday.
The bodies were found in the morning in a room on the 6th floor of KS Wotsami Complex, Golaghat Road.
The preliminary police inquiry indicated that the victims were hacked/bludgeoned to death in their sleep. The police have pinned its sight on two unnamed colleagues of the victims, who are absconding. In their early 20s and late teens, the three victims and the two absconding suspects worked as waiters at a hotel in Eros Lane.
The victims were identified by the police as Tateutui Newme, hailing from Nchen village in Peren; Tia Sangtam, hailing from Tethuze in Kiphire and Hori Teron, hailing from Sirhiri village under Bokajan Police Station, West Karbi Anglong, Assam. All three shared a room with the two absconding suspects.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Dimapur, Limasunep Jamir citing preliminary investigation of the scene of the crime, said that the killing occurred sometime between 2:30am – 3:00am, June 4. The police were informed of the murder at around 8:00 am.
As per the scene of the crime, the police inferred the suspects locked the room from inside and made their escape through the bathroom window by using bed clothes as rope.
Two other rooms – one where their employer slept and another for other employees – rented by the employer on the same floor were found bolted from outside.
Police who arrived at the scene told that the employer had to call a relative by phone to come and unbolt the door after which they discovered the other rooms were also locked.
"Motive of the murder is suspected to be revengeful act resulting from a quarrel over a missing mobile phone," said the CP.
Deceased Newme had joined the hotel on May 9 while it had been around two months since Teron and Sangtam joined. The two absconding suspects were said to have started working sometime in the middle of May.
While appealing the citizens to remain calm and to not panic, the CP said, "The crime can be attributed to personal differences and enmity and seems to be the handiwork of delinquent minds." He also stated that the identities of the suspects have been ascertained and all efforts are on to nab them.
TNT News with inputs from Morung Express