SILCHAR, April 19 - At a time when reports of people being killed are hitting the headlines almost every day in Silchar, yet another incident of an alleged murder has shocked everyone on Tuesday.
The body of Kamrul Islam Talukdar, 40, alias Khushboo, a resident of Bhagabazar under Dholai constituency was dug out from a barren land at Arkatipur area in Rongpur part-1, six kilometres from Silchar. His wife, Yasmin Akhtar Talukdar told mediapersons that Kamrul�s cousin Najoi from Bhagabazar had called him on Sunday night and asked him to meet him. Later on Monday morning, she received a phone call from a Manipuri-speaking person who had demanded a ransom of Rs 20 lakh from her for release of Kamrul. When she asked the caller to allow her to speak to her husband, the caller denied handing over the phone. On the other hand, DSP (Headquarter) Sudhangshu Ranjan Das said that police is picking up clues and investigating the case with priority. Meanwhile, two persons have been detained by the police for interrogation.