Bank official’s murder case: Cops on toes to arrest assailants

Bank official’s murder case: Cops on toes to arrest assailants


PASIGHAT, Feb 8: Barely a day after the gruesome murder of cashier of the Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank (APRB), Mebo Branch, the locker of bank branch was opened this afternoon by bank officials in presence of East Siang SP, Mebo ADC in-charge, CO and APRB senior managers from Naharlagun to check out possibilities of robbery as a part of internal investigation, according to police.

On opening of the locker, the total money amounting to around Rs 12 lakh was found to be intact and murder of cashier Bomge Nyori is now seen as a desperate attempt by assailants to get it opened when the cashier might have disallowed/ fought back not to open the locker.

A team of APRB officials from Naharlagun reached Mebo this afternoon but, as suspected, the money inside the locker was not robbed, said SP Prashant Gautam and i/c ADC (Mebo) Sangeeta Yirang.

Now officials are of the view that the cashier was perhaps killed when he did not comply with the assailants’ dictate to open the locker which might have led to hitting of Nyori by assailants with a rod and then a heavy battery (not UPS, as reported).

Police has registered a case vide Pasighat PS case No. 23/2018 U/S 302 IPC and launched investigation. “We are working on every angle and hoping to get more clues which will lead to the arrest of the assailants,” added the SP.

Police, meanwhile, found negligence on the part of APRB as despite Mebo branch being under threat list, no security guards were placed. Even the siren which should be used during emergency or when the locker is tempered with was not working for several months.

Meanwhile, several organizations including Mebo Intellectual Forum, All East Siang District Students’ Union, Students’ United Movement of All Arunachal East Siang Unit, All Mebo Circle Students’ Union, All Bogong Students’ Union (E) and Itanagar Mebobian Welfare Kebang strongly condemned the murder and appealed the concerned authorities not to spare the assailants. Mebo Intellectual Forum chief patron Bodong Yirang, president Osu Borang and others said that all other organizations should come forward and help the police to arrest the persons responsible for the heinous crime.

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