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Contract killers� gang busted in Jorhat

By Correspondent

JORHAT, Jan 20 � Busting a gang of contract killers and their accomplices, Jorhat police today arrested three persons and picked up another for questioning from different locations of the district in connection with the murder of teacher Dwijendra Nath Gogoi, who was shot dead at Lichubari area the city on October 20, 2014.

As the case appeared to be very complicated, the police had to examine circumstantial evidences, call details records (CDR), reports on financial transactions of the suspected persons and many other clues before arresting the persons involved.

The three persons arrested today have been identified as Saurav Pran Gogoi, advocate Gautam Saikia and Babul Lahon. The police also picked up another youth named Suraj Gogoi for questioning in connection with the case.

Jorhat Superintendent of Police (SP) Amanjeet Kaur said Saurav and Suraj are the sons of the slain teacher, while Babul is a contract killer who was involved in many cases of crimes in the district.

Police investigation revealed that the elder son Saurav planned the murder of his father Dwijendra Nath Gogoi to put an end to some family dispute over their assets and economic gain. As he suspected that their father had allegedly developed an affair with another woman, Saurav feared that their father�s bank balance and property would be divided between them and the woman after his retirement.

Though he planned to murder his father during an accident, he could not do so and he later contacted the contract killers Babul Lahon and Bubu Konwar for the murder, said a police officer.

The police accused advocate Gautam Saikia of arranging a contact between Saurav and the murderers, who were allegedly paid Rs 2.35 lakh for the crime.

After Bubu Konwar was arrested some weeks ago in connection with another case of crime, the police got vital inputs about Gogoi�s murder from him during interrogation. Bubu is currently lodged in Central Jail, Jorhat while his three accomplices have been interrogated by Jorhat police.

�Investigation is on. We are trying to find out the weapon which was used by the accused during the crime,�said SP Kaur.

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