SHILLONG, Nov 10 – One of the fugitive wanted in the child sacrifice case in Garo Hills is said to be in Assam and has not fled to Bangladesh, the Border Security Force said here today.
Meghalaya IGP GHP Raju had earlier claimed that the ‘tantric’ Lukman Haqib of Mankachar town in Dhubri district of Assam has crossed over to Bangladesh from Mankachar border sometime last month.
The tantric is accused of murdering Krishna Singh, a seven-year-old boy of a BSF water carrier. The mutilated body was discovered from a dense undergrowth inside the BSF campus on October 6 bearing marks from a possible sharp object and his skin bore scars, possibly from incense sticks.
Two other accused in the case – Havildar Chandrawan of 121 Bn and constable Babu Khan of 162 Bn, both from the BSF, were arrested but granted bail by a district court in Garo Hills. The two BSF personnel have been placed under suspension.
BSF officials here said that as per information available, the tantric is in Assam and has not fled to Bangladesh as claimed by Meghalaya police. “He is definitely hiding in Assam and has not gone to Bangladesh,” a BSF official said here.
Meanwhile, Tura police is contemplating to move court to declare the tantrik as a proclaimed offender and attach his property in Mankachar town.