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TNT News Desk | December 24, 2018
Six days after the brutal murder of Kevi Zakiesatuo, four people have reportedly been detained by the Nagaland police. The four have been said to be very close family members of the deceased.
The four – the victim's wife and their three daughters, were taken into police custody on the morning of December 22 for interrogation, the sources disclosed. Howevr any attempts by TNT to contact officials was in vain in this regard.
While it was not officially confirmed, the sources added that the four were further remanded to police custody.
The Dimapur police on Sunday declined to make any official comment on the investigation or on the detainment of suspects.
A prominent citizen of Dimapur and a former electoral contender, Zakiesatuo's dead body was found under mysterious circumstances on December 18 at his residential compound located in Golaghat Road, Dimapur. As per the police, the body was found with the hands and feet tied and mouth taped. The victim bore blunt trauma on the back of the head, which the police suspected caused death.
A murder case was registered the same day and the Commissioner of Police constituted a Special Investigation Team to probe the case. Post-mortem was conducted the same day but the police said that it will likely take some days for the report to return. The police have so far remained tight-lipped on the progress of the investigation.
Late Kevi Zakiesetuo was 59 and is survived by his wife Suvivono and four children. Born in Khonomoa, late Kevi Zakiesetuo was a member of Dimapur Town Committee, former president of Dimapur District Congress Committee and also former member of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC). Late Kevi had also contested the assembly election in 2003 on a Congress ticket.
News of his death has sent shock waves across the state with condolences pouring in from all over.