Three Nepali nationals killed in Assam

UDALGURI, ASSAM, Nov 29 : Three Nepali nationals were killed in Assam allegedly by a group of surrendered cadres of National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).

According to police report, the police recovered a decomposed body on the bank of Kekrajuli river near Dhekiajuli under Dhekiajuli police station on November 26. The deceased was later identified as Mahesh Ghimirey of Nepal.

On the other hand, two other companions of the deceased were also killed by the NDFB cadres. They were identified as Anil Pokhrel and Jhalak Shrawan Subedi, but till the filing of this report, the police have not been able to recover the bodies of the other two Nepali nationals. According to police report, the trio went missing on their way to Guwahati from Nepal.

The police during an investigation, apprehended one Bhagya Basumatary, the driver of an Indica car in which the three Nepali nationals were traveling. The police arrested another Dhaneswar Basumatary, a surrendered cadre of insurgent group, NDFB.

During the interrogation, Dhaneswar confessed the crime and said that he kidnapped the three Nepali nationals with the help of some surrendered NDFB cadres on October 28 last and killed them at Shantipur village under Dhekiajuli police station and buried them on the bank of the Kekrajuli river.

Dhaneswar also confessed during the interrogation that they looted about eight hundred thousand rupees (Rs 800,000) from the deceased and killed them by hitting on the head with an axe.

The apprehended surrendered NDFB cadre also disclosed that they were helped by some Nepali speaking villagers of Gangapur village near Dhekijuli in the kidnapping activity. The police have not identified the address of the Nepali nationals but it suspected that the nepali nationals came to Assam to buy horns of rhino. The police are still investigating into the murder.