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Accused BSF jawans out on bail


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Absconding tantrik in Bangladesh

Human sacrifice in Tura

From Our Correspondent

 TURA: In a major blow to unearthing the truth into the gruesome incident of human sacrifice, the self-styled godman from Assam who is a prime accused in the gruesome murder of a seven year old boy during this year’s Durga Puja celebration inside the BSF headquarters in Praharinagar, Tura, has apparantly fled to Bangladesh even as two of his accomplices from the force have been granted bail by a district court.

While speaking to The Shillong Times, Meghalaya IGP GHP Raju informed that the tantrik Lukman Haqib of Mankachar town in Dhubri district of Assam, has crossed over to Bangladesh from Mankachar border sometime last month as per reports from Assam police.

The body of Krishna Singh, younger son of a BSF water carrier, was discovered from a dense undergrowth inside the BSF campus on October 6th badly mutilated and pierced with sharp objects and his skin covered with burnt marks from incense sticks leading police to term it as a case of human sacrifice.

In the meantime, two co-accused in the murder of the child, havildar Chandrawan of 121 Bn and constable Babu Khan of 162 Bn of the BSF, who were arrested for their alleged involvement has been granted bail by the court of district magistrate VK Mantri in Tura.

“After going through the material presented in the court and hearing the prosecutor and the defense Human Sacrifice in Tura bail was granted because police is still not clear on the participation of the two jawans in the offence,” said magistrate Mantri.

He is of the view that the arrest of the tantrik will shed light onto the chilling murder of such a young and innocent child.

Interestingly, the Public Prosecutor had strongly objected to the granting of bail to the two jawans since investigation had not been completed. She had wanted for the case diaries to be looked into by the court before granting of any bail.

“The public prosecutor has to give submission and a strong counter argument. She objected but did not argue,” countered Mantri.

He added that he has given very strict conditions on the bail wherein the two jawans cannot leave the BSF campus, have to report to the police station everyday and cannot change their phone numbers.

Meanwhile, Tura police is contemplating to move court to declare the tantrik as a proclaimed offender and attach his property in Mankachar town.

The manner in which the Tura police failed to arrest the tantrik in Mankachar giving ample time for a mob to force their way through in getting him released and the subsequent failure to nail the two jawans in their investigation has led to much criticism of the department by the citizens of this state. The BSF’s tall claims of maintaining a ‘secure’ border has also been punctured with the tantrik crossing over to Bangladesh from the international border that is just a stone’s throw from Mankachar town.


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