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Two persons rescued after exchange of fire, 2 abductors held and 2 killed

Tura, Nov 10: In a special operation, West Garo Hills police today informed that they have arrested two abductors and killed two others after a brief exchange of fire in Dibru Hills Forest Reserve and rescued two kidnapped persons including one child.

As per police information, earlier this month, a complaint was lodged with Tikrikilla Police Station in which one Bikas Chetia of Guwahati, Assam who is a taxi driver by profession was allegedly abducted on 04 November, 2022 from Tikrikilla.

It was also informed that subsequently, on 9 November, Goalpara Police reported about a missing child who was kidnapped and kept in West Garo Hills. In this regard, a case vide Lakhipur PS Case No. 418/22 u/s 365/387/34 IPC was registered, police said.

Acting over the complaint, the operations team led by SP(T) and consisting of Addl SP(T), SDPO(D), SDPO(R), CI(S), OC Phulbari, and other officers and subordinate ranks spotted the gang as well as the victims at a place in Dibru Hills Forest Reserve near Bamandanga/Gaptuli on Wednesday evening.

According to press statement issued by police, during the course of the investigation, the abductors had fired at the police team which they retaliated in self defence which continued for approximately 2-3 minutes.

“Once the exchange of fire stopped, the place of occurrence was cordoned followed by a thoroughly searched during which two unidentified dead bodies were recovered including one AK series rifle and one Pistol,” the statement said.

From the arrested abductors, police recovered one camouflage bag with 23 nos. 7.62 mm and 09 nos. 9 mm ammunition along with other incriminating materials and 19 nos. of empty 9 mm and 14 nos. of empty 7.62 mm cartridge.

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