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Shillong | June 21, 2019:

The East Khasi Hills police today recovered the body of one Hapish Nongbri (53) from Mawiong Sung near Puriang in East Khasi Hills. The deceased, who hails from Pdengshnong Malki in Shillong, had gone missing since June 15 along with his local cab bearing the registration ML- 05- G- 7436.

It may be recalled that the local taxi of the deceased was found from the parking space of the Forest and Environment department at Lawmali Pyllun on Wednesday last.

Earlier, the police had arrested three people from Lawsohtun (Block II) who were suspected to be involved in the murder of Nongbri.

From among the three, who had been arrested, one of them led the police to the place where they had dumped the body of the deceased.

Police informed that another person who is suspected to be involved in this murder is still absconding. The arrested people include two local youths and one from Arunachal Pradesh.

According to police, they got a lead after the four accused had used the mobile of the deceased. The police said that they had laid a trap on the four and finally managed to arrest three of them. The three accused ‘confessed’ to the police they had first looted Nongbri.

The police said that the four had booked the local taxi driven by Nongbri from Khyndailad to drop them to NEIGRHIMS. Police said that on reaching Itshyrwat, the four assaulted the deceased with the screw driver and looted Rs 900 from him.

The three accused also ‘confessed’ that they withdrew Rs 7000 from his ATM and then took the deceased to Diengpasoh and then proceeded towards the Shillong Bye Pass road and finally to Mawiong Sung where they dumped his body.

It may be mentioned that the police has shifted the decomposed body of Nongbri to Shillong Civil Hospital for the post mortem.

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