Guwahati: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) has revealed the identity of the man who was killed in the firing incident in Assam’s Udalguri, which was a case of mistaken identity.
The incident took place on February 24 at Dhansirikhuti village under Rowta Police Station in which one person died and two police personnel were injured.
The CID has confirmed that the deceased man in the encounter was Dimbeswar Muchahary (40), a resident of Jengrengpara village under Gobardhana Police Station of Baska district.
Initially, the body was identified and claimed by the family members of Kenaram Boro alias Kenaram Basumatary, and was handed over to Savitri Basumatary, who performed the last rites, official said.
However, it was later claimed by the family members of Dimbeswar Machahary. To establish the identity of the deceased, the CID exhumed the body and conducted a DNA analysis, which confirmed that the body is that of Dimbeswar Machahary.
The CID will shortly submit its enquiry report in this regard, and the investigation into the firing incident registered to vide Rowta PS case no 61/2023 u/s 398/353/333/326/307 IPC r/w sec 25(1-A)/27 Arms act has also been transferred to CID and is currently under investigation.