The recovered items include a pistol with a magazine and a live 7.65 mm ammunition
The recovered items include a pistol with a magazine and a live 7.65 mm ammunition|EastMojo image

Assam: Pistol used in killing of Dibrugarh resident recovered

Arrested accused had hidden weapon used in crime in drain near place of occurrence in Graham Bazar; other accomplices involved in Nov 2019 incident on the run

Rishu Kalantri

Rishu Kalantri

Tinsukia: The Dibrugarh Police has recovered the murder weapon used in the killing of Om Prakash Agarwal in Assam's Dibrugarh town in November last year.

The development came days after police arrested Ebad Ali alias Amin, 20, a resident of Dibrugarh, for his involvement in the murder.

Speaking with EastMojo, additional superintendent of Dibrugarh police Padmanabh Baruah said, “Based on information revealed by the accused during interrogation, the murder weapon was recovered by a team of Dibrugarh Police from a drain near the place of occurrence at Graham Bazar in the town on Wednesday night."

The recovered items include a pistol with one magazine and a live 7.65 mm ammunition. “The recovered weapon along with the fired empty case will be sent to FSL for ballistic report,” Baruah added.

In November last year, unknown miscreants had shot Agarwal and looted away the bag in which he was carrying around Rs 2 lakh while returning home in his motor cycle.

Earlier, Dibrugarh police had produced the accused before the court and his police remand. "During remand, the accused broke down and revealed the location where the weapon used in murder was hidden," a source said, adding, "However, his accomplice in the crime are on the run and the looted amount is yet to be recovered."

Ali was produced before court on Thursday and sent to judicial custody.

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