YUPIA, Jun 17: One Tarh Mangha @ Hura Mangha, accused of chopping off the right wrist of one Tana Martin in Midpu village on March 31 last, surrendered at the Papum Pare SP’s office here today and was later remanded by the Doimukh judicial magistrate first-class (JMFC) to 14 days’ police custody.
Doimukh police had on March 31 received an FIR from one Tana Tayo of Midpu village, stating that an unidentified youth had come to the village on a red Pulsar bike (AR-01D-9325) around 1 pm that day, attacked his son Martin, and fled towards Gumto. A police team chased the accused, but he escaped, leaving the bike behind at Doimukh RGU road. The bike was seized and a case (Doimukh PS Case No 14/13 u/s 307/326 IPC) was registered against Mangha.
Under P/Pare SP Nabam Gungte’s supervision a special investigation team led by Doimukh CI (P) inspector R Khomrang traced the attacker’s mobile number and launched a chase across North Lakhimpur and Dhemaji (Assam), Yazali, Ziro, Palin and Yangte. The pressure finally forced Mangha to surrender before the SP today.
While confessing to his crime, Mangha, a native of Sangri Dolo village in Kurung Kumey district, stated that he attacked Martin to extract revenge against Martin and three others who had assaulted him in February last in Midpu.
‘Police station records were verified, and it was found that one Biri Tassum had lodged and FIR at the Doimukh PS against Tana Martin, Ngurang Chumchum, Tana Bapu and Taba Nugu of Midpu and Hoz villages for assaulting her and Mangha on February 22,’ the SP informed in a press release. A case (No 05/12 u/s 326/354/427/506/34 IPC) was registered on the same day.
‘However, although the four were arrested and sent to the Doimukh JMFC with a request to remand them to 14 days in police custody, the JMFC turned down the request and granted them bail without consulting the IO,’ the SP said. The case was later submitted into charge-sheet (Doimukh PS Case No 17/12 u/s 323/354/427/506/34 IPC), and the court is yet to initiate trial in the case, he added.