Birpara: Two persons were arrested on Thursday on charges of abducting and murdering a friend. A 22 years old youth Indra Suri was allegedly kidnapped and murdered on Thursday from Birpara.
The deceased youth was a resident of Singhania tea garden adjacent to Birpara in Alipurduar district.
Birpara police recovered the dead body of the youth from Khairbari forest under Madarihat range late on Thursday night. Two persons namely Md Sahabaz Ali (25), resident of Singhania tea garden and neighbour of victim, and Angshuman Lohar (24) resident of Birpara Chowpati were arrested by police on charges of abducting and murdering.
Meanwhile, after the incident, the home of the first accussed, Md Sahabaz Ali (resident of Singhania Tea Garden) was set on fire by the localites out of rage and anger. Upon receiving the news, a fire fighting team from Falakata reached the spot and brought the fire under control. See video here https://www.facebook.com/700929706638331/posts/3599134123484527/
According to local sources, Indra was first abducted and then taken to Lankapara. He was later killed and his body was dumped in the forest near Madarihat.
Birpara Police Station OC Paljar Bhutia said, “They were friends of each other. An investigation has been launched into the incident”.