HAILAKANDI, May 16 - Hailakandi police on Friday exhumed the decomposed body of a person who was murdered, allegedly by his elder brother who later also buried the body. The accused has been arrested.
On Friday noon, the in-charge of Kalacherra Outpost under Lala Police Station was informed by some workers of Narshimpur Tea Estate that a person named Lakhi Narayan Rabidas (28), son of late Sital Prasad Rabidas and a resident of the tea estate, was missing from his house since May 11.
Police from the Kalacherra Outpost rushed to the spot and started an inquiry.
Himachal Rabidas, the 40-year-old brother of Lakhi Narayan Rabidas who is a carpenter by profession, confessed during police interrogation that he murdered his younger brother on the night of May 11 after a heated altercation and buried his body in the backyard of his house.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police (Hq), Hailakandi and an executive magistrate rushed to the site and dug up the body from an abandoned kutcha latrine pit in the backyard of the house. The murder weapon � a dao (machete) � used by the accused was also recovered by police. An inquest was conducted by the executive magistrate and the decomposed body was sent to the SK Roy Civil Hospital for an autopsy. Superintendent of Police Pabindra Kumar Nath said a case has been registered against the accused at the Lala Police Station.