The 70-year-old accused was arrested from Thangmeiband area in Imphal on Tuesday morning

Imphal: Manipur police arrested Gurumayum Birachandra Sharma alias Molecule, accused of murdering his nephew, on Tuesday morning in Imphal.

As per reports, 70-year-old Molecule reportedly shot at his nephew, identified as Gurumayum Suraj Sharma, 35, on November 21 over a family land dispute. Since then, the accused was absconding.He was arrested at around 8:30 am from Thangmeiband area by a team of Imphal West commandos.

The police also recovered the double-barrel gun used in the crime from the accused, it said.

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The victim is the son of Gurumayum Gope, the elder brother of the accused and was working as a junior telecom officer at BSNL.

It may be noted that soon after the incident, locals rushed Suraj to Raj Medicity hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries on the same day. The deceased suffered bullet wounds in his right arm and right chest, as per reports.

As per reports, Molecule had earlier made life attempt on his nephew by trying to run him over with a vehicle and again by shooting at him on a separate occasion due to some differences over the demarcation of land property.

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