SILCHAR, Aug 8 - Following public outrage over the kidnapping and subsequent killing of a five-month-old infant at Kazidahar area under Sonai constituency of Cachar district, police have arrested three persons, including the mastermind Rajib Chasha.
Talking to The Assam Tribune on Saturday, Additional SP (Headquarters) Jagadish Das said, �we are probing the incident with priority and three persons � including Rajib Chasha, the mastermind behind the kidnapping, along with Kukha Bauri and Mandip Roy � have been arrested. Further investigation is in progress. We are looking into all possible aspects of the case.�
The Additional SP said that the situation at the place of the incident which had turned tense following the recovery of the infant�s body has now been brought under control. The locals had demanded arrest of the culprits and also compensation to the family of the infant.
According to sources, the infant � identified as Dhruvajyoti Nath � was kidnapped from his house while he was asleep on August 4. The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakh.
Police recovered the body of the infant from a place near Sonai Bazar around 2 am on August 6.
Deputy Speaker cum Sonai MLA Aminul Haque Laskar had also demanded that the case must be dealt with in the fast-track court and the guilty persons must be given the death penalty.
People across the district have condemned the incident and demanded capital punishment for the culprits.
Meanwhile, All India Mahila Congress chief and former Silchar MP Sushmita Dev has written to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal demanding his intervention and a CID probe into the incident. �The horrific incident of the kidnapping and murder of the infant has jolted us all. I have spoken to the Chief Minister conveying him the need for tracing the culprits via a CID investigation and executing exemplary punishment. I have also brought to the Chief Minister�s notice regarding past instances of abduction. It is suspected that a group is active behind all such heinous instances and hence the Chief Minister, who is also the Home Minister, should intervene into the matter. The Chief Minister has assured me that he would personally look into the matter,� Dev said.