Dimapur, June 25: Unidentified miscreants wearing camouflage dress gunned down a liquor businessman Mulsingh Rathore at Khatkhati in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on June 23 at around 8:30 pm.
Khatkhati police said 6 to 7 miscreants wearing camouflage dresses fired at the victim’s residence in Jor Tokbi, Khatkhati with AK 47 rifles and 9mm pistols severely injuring him and one of his employee Ratneswar Brahma.
Both of them were immediately transported to a private hospital in Dimapur. Mulsingh succumbed to bullet injuries in the hospital while Brahma survived and is undergoing treatment.
When Nagaland Page contacted Khatkhati police for any arrests made in the killing, Khatkhati Police Station officer-in-charge Haokam said, “We are working on it, we can’t say precisely anything at this moment, investigation is going on and we are expecting a breakthrough”.
The same was confirmed by Superintendent of Police, Karbi Anglong, Gaurav Upadhyay IPS, who was present at Khatkhati Police station. He told Nagaland Page, “The investigation process is in full swing and I had personally visited Khatkhati and stationed here after the incident. Every angles are being ascertained for a thorough probe.” He, however, said no arrest had been made so far.
Bokajan SDPO, Padma Pegu, APS informed that empty shells of AK 47 were found by the police from the spot and the involvement of militant group/s in the alleged killing or a fall out of business rivalries cannot be ruled out at present.
Padma Pegu said, “Possibility of business rivalries is there but we are not certain of it now. Till so far we are investigating it.
Mulsingh Rathore owns five wine shops in the national highway stretch of Khatkhati and Bokajan. (Page News Service)