Two absconders accused in the murder of Kumar Subba, the president of Yuma Yangthung Tribal Youth Phojumbho, an association of the Limbu community of Darjeeling, were arrested yesterday morning by the Darjeeling police.
They have been identified as Baley Rai and Deoman Rai. Both in their mid-50s, the two were picked up from their houses in Harsingh Hatta near Lebong, 8km from Darjeeling town.
The family of the victim had named the duo in the FIR lodged at the Sadar police station after the crime was committed in the night of December 28, 2016.
Baley and Deoman were produced in the chief judicial magistrate court and sent to three days police remand. Darjeeling SP Amit Javalgi said, “We have arrested two persons accused in the Lebong murder case of December 28. The two were produced in court which granted us three days remand for further investigation.”
On December 28, Subba and his friend Binny Limbu were returning home to Singamari from a meeting of the community when they got into an altercation with the accused at Lebong Golai. In the heat of the moment, Baley and Deoman allegedly hacked Subba to death with a sharp weapon and injured Limbu grievously. The police are yet to recover the murder weapon.
[Via: EOIC, file pic shows Late. Kumar Subba]
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