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GUWAHATI, Nov 20 � Two murders of similar pattern in the span of 48 hours in Paltan Bazar area have raised serious apprehensions among the residents and those running shops and business establishments in the area.

The perpetrator in both the incidents have used blade as the weapon to slit the throat of the victims under the cover of darkness.

While police has arrested a few accused in connection with the first incident, it has not ruled out the possibility of both the murders being the handiwork of the same person.

Not willing to read too much into the pattern, police said, �Things are at a nascent stage and it is very difficult to draw any conclusion.�

Senior Superintendent of Police (City) Anand Prakash Tiwari said, �Although the pattern of both the murders is the same, prima facie there does not seem to be any link between both the cases. Investigation is on.�

The first incident took place on Tuesday night when one Jamir was attacked with a blade leading to his death at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on the same night.

Barely 24 hours later, sensation once again gripped the locality with the recovery of another body of a youth aged about 25 years with his throat slit on the footpath.

The body was lying in a pool of blood near the Taxi stand, police said.

The threat of serial killing is not new to the capital city. In 2009, as many as six pavement dwellers were bludgeoned to death within a span of a month in Paltan Bazar and Panbazar areas.

Later, the case was handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department which resulted in the arrest of Krishna Timung, the prime accused. Timung had later confessed to the crime.

Months after he was released on bail Timung died of multiple drug abuse.

Police said that the railway tracks along the Paltan Bazar and Panbazar stretch under the flyover has been a hub of ant-social activities and drug use by youths in large numbers.

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Paltan Bazar murders create fear psychosis among residents

GUWAHATI, Nov 20 � Two murders of similar pattern in the span of 48 hours in Paltan Bazar area have raised serious apprehensions among the residents and those running shops and business establishments in the area.

The perpetrator in both the incidents have used blade as the weapon to slit the throat of the victims under the cover of darkness.

While police has arrested a few accused in connection with the first incident, it has not ruled out the possibility of both the murders being the handiwork of the same person.

Not willing to read too much into the pattern, police said, �Things are at a nascent stage and it is very difficult to draw any conclusion.�

Senior Superintendent of Police (City) Anand Prakash Tiwari said, �Although the pattern of both the murders is the same, prima facie there does not seem to be any link between both the cases. Investigation is on.�

The first incident took place on Tuesday night when one Jamir was attacked with a blade leading to his death at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on the same night.

Barely 24 hours later, sensation once again gripped the locality with the recovery of another body of a youth aged about 25 years with his throat slit on the footpath.

The body was lying in a pool of blood near the Taxi stand, police said.

The threat of serial killing is not new to the capital city. In 2009, as many as six pavement dwellers were bludgeoned to death within a span of a month in Paltan Bazar and Panbazar areas.

Later, the case was handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department which resulted in the arrest of Krishna Timung, the prime accused. Timung had later confessed to the crime.

Months after he was released on bail Timung died of multiple drug abuse.

Police said that the railway tracks along the Paltan Bazar and Panbazar stretch under the flyover has been a hub of ant-social activities and drug use by youths in large numbers.

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