Six arrested in Hooghly in murder of four persons: Police

The police on Friday arrested six people in connection with the murder of four persons whose bodies had been dumped in a paddy field in Chinsurah, Hooghly on Thursday.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:November 12, 2016 1:47 am

The police on Friday arrested six people in connection with the murder of four persons whose bodies had been dumped in a paddy field in Chinsurah, Hooghly on Thursday.

“We have arrested six people. The investigation so far reveals that the murder was the fallout of criminal rivalry”, SP (Hoogly), Praveen Tripathy told The Indian Express. According to sources, the arrested accused include Dhania Mahanti (25), Adhir Bag alias Kalu Bag (38), Asim Sarkar (38), Mohammed Najrul Uddin (30), Sheikh Hasibul alias Googol (29) and Akash Mohali (32). Adhir Bag and Akash Mohali were arrested late Thursday, and after they were interrogated, police arrested the other four accused.

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According to police, they have been arrested under sections 302 (punishment for murder) and 34 of the IPC (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). They were allegedly part of a gang of miscreants, and were killed by a rival group.

“They were strangulated to death. The investigation is still on to find out how they planned it, and whether anyone else was involved,” said police.