Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ranchi Basti murder case; 18 year old boy arrested

Port Blair, Aug 8: On 02/08/2018 early morning a dead body of middle aged woman was found in the bush near water treatment plant Ranchi Basti. The deceased came out to be one Smt. G. Selvi, aged 40 yrs R/o Ranchi Basti, Lamba Line. Accordingly, a case of murder was registered at PS Aberdeen and investigation started immediately. Police swung into action and thoroughly combed the area where the body was found. Inquiries in the area were carried out widely. Many suspects were rounded up. During this process one minor who reportedly saw the incident narrated the incidence of said crime. Accordingly his statement was recorded through child line team “Prayas”. On his statement before NGO and U/s 164 CrPC before Court, one accused Rithik Halder S/o Shri Tapan Halder (18 yrs) R/o Ranchi Basthi, School Line has been arrested. The child witness was produced before the court for obtaining his statement u/s. 164 Cr. PC. The arrested accused has been taken on 5- day police remand. The possibility of more than one person involved in this case is being investigated. Investigation is on. Separate teams have been constituted for different segments of investigation and all out effort is on to get to the bottom of the heinous crime threadbare.
In this connection a delegation of Andaman Tamizhar Sangam also met the SP South Andaman District. They all were apprised about the investigation status. Further, keeping in view the sensitivity of the case and as per guidance from senior officials, one SIT under SDPO (SA) comprising of SHO Aberdeen and other subordinate officials has been formed. They will investigate the case on day to day basis under close supervision of SP/South Andaman. The case is also being reviewed and monitored at the senior level in PHQ on day to day basis.

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