TURA, Feb 22 - West Garo Hills (WGH) police have cracked the case of a man who had gone missing from Rensigre village under Damal Asim outpost in September last.
Six persons, including the missing man’s wife, son and son-in-law have been arrested, along with three contract killers hired for the murder of the man.
As per the case, Gileng B Marak went missing from his house on September 29, 2018 but the matter was not informed to police or his family. It was about 3 weeks after he went missing that the victim’s elder brother went in search of the victim.
The initial reluctance of the family to file a missing report was the first piece of the puzzle. Interestingly, despite the victim going missing for quite a few days, his mobile phone still rang when called while his motor cycle was seen being used by his son-in-law, identified as Ome B Marak.
After they informed the police in Damal Asim on October 18, 2018, an initial search was conducted. The matter was then laid to rest. But the elder brother refused to let go and tried filing an FIR though without success.
It then took the intervention of WGH SP, Dr MGR Kumar for the case to be registered. Within a few days of investigations, the case was solved. The victim’s body was located the culprits involved in the murder arrested. The victim had allegedly been hacked into two, with the skull and the rest of the body being hidden at different locations.
Police said, the murder was a case of contract killing in which an amount of Rs 60,000 was paid to three hired killers from a nearby village. The motive of the murder was apparently due to the victim physically abusing his wife, Nojeni B Marak, regularly.