Haflong: Body of a 20-year-old person who went missing since Saturday afternoon was found hanging from a tree inside jungle area near Wayungdisa village under Gunjung police patrol post on Wednesday in Dima Hasao district.
The deceased was identified as Piranjit Kemprai, a resident of Samparidisa village of the district. Kemprai was an HS 2nd year student and also drive transport vehicle.
As per information, on Saturday as usual Kemprai have return to his village after a trip from Haflong market. Later on reaching the village he received a call for a reserved trip at around 2.30 pm and went missing since then. After Kemprai didn’t return home on the evening his family members inquire his where about but couldn’t trace him.
Three days after on Tuesday the villagers went to search him, after a rigorous search the villager found his vehicle parked in the village entrance of Wayungdisa on the same late evening. Feeling suspicious his relatives went to search in nearby jungle area and found his body hanging from a tree around 200 meters away from where the vehicle was parked.
The villagers said that it could be a pre-plan murdered as muds could be seen in backside of the body, the foot also can reach the ground and the victim was missing since receiving the call on Saturday.
Meanwhile police team have retrieved the body in presence of an executive magistrate and send the body for post mortem at Haflong civil hospital and started to probe the case.
The incident has created a sensation in the area since the incident took place amid lockdown when unnecessary movements have been strictly prohibited.
In April 2020, a militant turned businessman Santosh Hojai was abducted by five men amid Covid lockdown and after 6 days his burned and mutilated body was found buried near NH 27 road, around 100 km away from his house in Mupa reserve forest under Langting police outpost.
The case was hand over to Assam police’s criminal investigation department, two police constables have been arrested and the case is still pending at Guwahati high court.