GUWAHATI, Oct 16 � Police has stumbled upon clues pointing towards direct involvement of an elusive woman in the mysterious death of ACS officer Manikut Pathak, whose body was found in a near-decomposed state in his Lakshmi Nagar residence here on September 11.
The woman was there with Pathak on the night of his demise. The woman was a close acquaintance of the deceased.
SSP (City) AP Tiwari told mediapersons that two persons have been arrested in this connection and a laptop and a gold chain belonging to the deceased were recovered.
�The reports suggest that he died due to cardiac arrest. We are trying to find out whether it was a natural attack or was effected by any dose of medicine,� Tiwari said.
The arrested persons are Utpal Boro and Pranjit Das.
�While Boro was arrested on September 29, police picked up Pranjit the day before,� the SSP said.
Tiwari also informed that an amount of Rs 1.25 lakh was also transferred to Pranjit�s account from Manikut�s bank account, which is being realised.
�We are not disclosing the name of the mastermind in the interest of the investigation. Very soon, things will be clear,� he added.