DIMAPUR, June 13 - Dimapur police has cracked the triple murder case at KS Wotsami Complex here on June 4 and arrested two persons in this connection.
In a joint operation, Dimapur police with the help of Manja police under Karbi Anglong district of Assam arrested the two accused from their villages under Diphu police station on Tuesday for allegedly killing the three hotel employees. They were brought to Dimapur on Tuesday night.
Three youths identified as Tateutui Newme from Nchan village in Peren district, Tia Sangtam from Tethuze village in Kiphire district and Hori Teron from Gaitor village in Karbi Anglong district who were employed at a hotel here were found murdered inside a room at KS Wotsami Complex.
The two arrested have been identified as Arun Rongpi (19), from Shikari Timong village and Waisong Engti (18), from Beron Terong village, both under Diphu police station.
Dimapur additional DCP Yanrenthung Lotha said Arun was first arrested at around 1.30 pm from Shikari Timong village while Waisong was arrested later from 5th Mile near Beron Terong village.
Stating that the investigation had to be started from scratch as there were no particulars of the suspects, Lotha said the police were able to crack the case with the help of CCTV footage on June 9 and after identifying the suspects.
After committing the murder on the night of June 4, the accused escaped by boarding a train in Dimapur railway station at around 5 am. They reached Diphu around 7 am before leaving for their respective villages.
The DCP said the police were yet to ascertain the motive behind the killings as investigation was still on.