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BONGAIGAON, April 11 � Two Assam Police Battalion jawans, Dilip Das and Bhupen Saikia, were remanded to judicial custody on April 9 after they were arrested in the case of the custodial death of a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan of the 15 Battalion, Sandeswar Medhi, on April 7 night in police custody in Bongaigaon. The police had picked Medhi up for interrogation in connection with a murder of a woman from Arunachal Pradesh.

Police sources said that the SSB jawan Sandeswar Medhi, 32, who worked as a washerman for the 15 Battalion, from SSB�s Sector headquarters at Kishan Bazar in Bongaigaon, where he had been posted for the last two years, was picked up at around 7-30 pm on Wednesday and later arrested when he admitted to having committed the crime.

Initially, the police were not able to find any clue to this murder and unable to identify the woman�s body, it was disposed of after 72-hours in police custody. On April 5, some relatives of the murdered woman came to Bongaigaon Patrol Post from Arunachal Pradesh�s West Kameng district and identified her as Tashi Zomba Kharma, 29, by her photograph.

As per an FIR lodged by the victim�s relatives, the police registered a case (no. 247/2015) under section 302/201 of the IPC at Bongaigaon Patrol Post and subsequently found a connection of the victim with Sandeswar while probing the case.

Accordingly, the police picked up the jawan, who was a resident of Khuslupara just behind his present camp, from his duty hours from the sector headquarters for interrogation after taking formal permission from the SSB authorities.

�On April 8 night, when Sandeswar fainted, he was rushed to the Bongaigaon civil hospital from North Bongaigaon Patrol Post, the doctor at the civil hospital referred him to the Barpeta Medical College Hospital where he was declared brought dead �, Additional SP, Imdad Ali said.

�The SSB authority had already filed an FIR, after being informed about the death of the jawan, who has a 22-year old wife and widowed mother in his family, on April 8 morning, suspecting custodial death and has sought an inquiry and post mortem of the body as per the guidelines of the apex court�, Commandant of 15 Bn SSB Setu Ram said.

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AP Bn jawans remanded to judicial custody

BONGAIGAON, April 11 � Two Assam Police Battalion jawans, Dilip Das and Bhupen Saikia, were remanded to judicial custody on April 9 after they were arrested in the case of the custodial death of a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan of the 15 Battalion, Sandeswar Medhi, on April 7 night in police custody in Bongaigaon. The police had picked Medhi up for interrogation in connection with a murder of a woman from Arunachal Pradesh.

Police sources said that the SSB jawan Sandeswar Medhi, 32, who worked as a washerman for the 15 Battalion, from SSB�s Sector headquarters at Kishan Bazar in Bongaigaon, where he had been posted for the last two years, was picked up at around 7-30 pm on Wednesday and later arrested when he admitted to having committed the crime.

Initially, the police were not able to find any clue to this murder and unable to identify the woman�s body, it was disposed of after 72-hours in police custody. On April 5, some relatives of the murdered woman came to Bongaigaon Patrol Post from Arunachal Pradesh�s West Kameng district and identified her as Tashi Zomba Kharma, 29, by her photograph.

As per an FIR lodged by the victim�s relatives, the police registered a case (no. 247/2015) under section 302/201 of the IPC at Bongaigaon Patrol Post and subsequently found a connection of the victim with Sandeswar while probing the case.

Accordingly, the police picked up the jawan, who was a resident of Khuslupara just behind his present camp, from his duty hours from the sector headquarters for interrogation after taking formal permission from the SSB authorities.

�On April 8 night, when Sandeswar fainted, he was rushed to the Bongaigaon civil hospital from North Bongaigaon Patrol Post, the doctor at the civil hospital referred him to the Barpeta Medical College Hospital where he was declared brought dead �, Additional SP, Imdad Ali said.

�The SSB authority had already filed an FIR, after being informed about the death of the jawan, who has a 22-year old wife and widowed mother in his family, on April 8 morning, suspecting custodial death and has sought an inquiry and post mortem of the body as per the guidelines of the apex court�, Commandant of 15 Bn SSB Setu Ram said.