DIGBOI, Dec 28 � The main culprits of the December 26 Kunapathar TE murder case have been identified by the police. The process of bringing them to book has already started, said high police officials of Tinsukia district here today.
However, the sources refused to divulge the identity of the culprits maintaining that this would harm the interest of the investigation into the case.
On the other hand, uneasy calm prevails in the TE under Bardumsa Police Station on the third day of the murder of its proprietor and his wife by an irate mob of several hundred workers in their bungalow.
According to reports, Mridul Kumar Bhattacharya and his wife were murdered before being consigned to the raging flames of the bungalow, which was set on fire by the mob.
Reports indicate that it was a battle like formation with the violent workers � a section of them belonging to some nearby gardens as well � armed with bows and arrows and gheraoing the bungalow from all sides, leaving no room for the victims to escape.
Our Tinsukia Correspondent adds: No arrest has yet been made in the case No.65/12 under Sections 120(B)/147/148/149/448/427/436/336/302 IPC registered at Bordumsa PS over the murder of Mridul Bhattacharya and his wife Rita Bhattacharya on December 26 by a mob of around 1,000 tea garden workers.
In the meantime the District Magistrate, the Superintendent of Police and Inspector General of Police, SN Singh visited the murder site yesterday and took stock of the situation.