Itanagar: Tagyung Yangfo alias Jombo Yangfo, the man who was accused of killing a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in 2016, was reportedly killed in an encounter at Rama Camp Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district on Saturday morning.
Earlier, Arunachal Pradesh Director General of Police had offered a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for sharing information leading to the arrest of the man who allegedly killed DSP Bomto Kamdak in 2016.
The police officer was later conferred with the first Arunachal Ratna award in 2016. The special award instituted on the occasion of Independence Day that year carry a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh along with a gold medal and a roll of honour.
Kamdak, who was posted as a DSP in East Kameng district was killed in an exchange of gunfire between the police and miscreants at Seppa on August 13, 2016.
The accused, Yangfo, had earlier escaped from police custody and was hiding at his wife’s place at Chyangtajo when the police team led by Kamdak went to look for them. Yangfo suddenly opened fire when the team tried to arrest him. In the exchange of gunfire another person was killed and two thers, including a woman, were injured.
Thirty-one-year-old Kamdak belonged to the 2012 batch of Arunachal Pradash Police Service. The BTech degree holder in information technology hailed from the Galo tribe in Aalo town of West Siang district.
He was survived by his wife and an 11-month-old son then.