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Karbi Anglong Police make third arrest in Tissopi murder case

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HT Bureau

DIPHU, June 18: Karbi Anglong Police have arrested one more person in connection with the killing of a young woman, Hukuri Tissopi. Late Tissopi was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in the wee hours of June 11 at her residence in Arlong Langso village, 3 km from Diphu-Lumding Road under Diphu police station in Karbi Anglong. The arrested person has been identified as Probin Rongpi.

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It may be mentioned here that Karbi Anglong Police had earlier arrested two persons in connection with Tissopi’s murder. The names of the previously arrested individuals were disclosed on Tuesday by superintendent of police Karbi Anglong, Sanjib Kumar Saikia, in a press briefing at his official chamber here. The names are Mukrang Terang and Rangsina Rongpi.

The SP said that the interrogation of the two arrested individuals led to the arrest of a third person involved in the murder, identified as Probin Rongpi.

The SP further informed that, according to the statements of the arrested persons, it was found that Mukrang Terang’s father and late Tissopi had an illicit relationship, which led to disputes in the family. Unable to bear the family disputes arising from the intimate relationship between his father and Tissopi, Mukrang developed a plan to eliminate Tissopi by hiring a killer.

To execute the plan, Mukrang purchased a pistol from Dimapur to murder Tissopi. According to the plan, the two accomplices entered Tissopi’s house in the early hours of June 11 and shot her to death at point-blank range.

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The SP also informed that the pistol used to kill Tissopi was hidden in a garden, which has been recovered by the police.

The SP also mentioned that many names are yet to be revealed as the investigation is ongoing.

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