GUWAHATI, March 11 � City Police claimed to have cracked two of the recent murder mysteries including the case of the severed head recovered from near the Kamakya temple. The second case relates to the recovery of the body of Ranjan Pegu from a water tank in Sreenagar area.
While disputes over monetary issue led to the killing of Majibur Rahman, murder of Ranjan Pegu, whose decomposed body was recovered from a water tank, was the fallout of an extramarital affair.
While two persons have been arrested in connection with the first case, Anita Pegu, the wife of Ranjan Pegu, was arrested for conniving with one Pobin Barman in murdering her husband.
Senior Superintendent of Police (City) Apurva Jeevan Baruah while giving details in the cases, said, �In the severed head case, we have arrested two persons � Dineswar Dewri and Siren Boro � and one Hakimuddin is still absconding. The deceased and those arrested belong to one gang, which was supposed to deliver bones of an ape to a Khasi group based in Meghalaya. A deal of Rs 1.5 crore was fixed. However, before the deal could be materialized, Rahman was killed (beheaded) by his gang members over some monetary issue.�
The remaining part of the body was recovered today from near a nursery in Garchuk area.
�We will now send the body parts for DNA tests and once the reports arrive, we will soon file the chargesheet,� the SSP said.
Baruah also divulged that efforts are on to zero in on the members of the Khasi gang with the help of Meghalaya Police.
Moreover, in the Ranjan Pegu murder case, Baruah said that Anita Pegu, the wife of Ranjan, masterminded the murder with the help of one Pobin Barman.
�It is a case of extramarital affair and we are looking for Barman, who is still absconding,� he added.
In another case where body of one Rahum Amin was found in Hatigaon area on the day of Holi, police has arrested one Rekibuddin Ahmed.
Since February 29, as many as nine cases of murder have been reported, including one reported in Bamunimaidam this morning.