Hundreds takes part in TWA’s candlelight procession

ITANAGAR, Hundreds joined in the candlelight procession organized by the Toko Welfare Association (TWA) and its youth wing, Toko Youth Welfare Association (TYWA) on Thursday evening, seeking justice for two brothers, who were murdered at Harmutty, Assam.The procession began from Rajiv Gandhi University, Tinali and ended at the residence of Toko Runel (the deceased’s father) in Nirjuli.The deceased were immediate siblings namely Toko Riyam, (24) and Toko Ratam, (19), sons of Toko Runnel of Talo village currently residing in Nirjuli.Speaking to media persons, TYWA President Toko Lento said that it is rare of the rarest case that two immediate brothers have been murdered in one night.‘We appeal to the state government, especially the Home department to monitor this heinous crime in priority basis at the highest level with the Assam counterpart to ensure the arrest of all suspects and exemplary punishment be given as per law, as the incident occurred in boarder area of neighboring state Assam’, he added He also appealed to the Assam police to conduct fair investigation. Lento while narrating the incident informed that on 29 November last, two brothers went to attend a mela in Harmutty, Assam that fateful evening and went missing. Following morning, a case of missing persons was logged in Nirjuli police station.Later, the same day, their bodies were found near Harmutty Railway Bridge. Accordingly, a case of murder was registered in Laluk police station, under the jurisdiction of Superintendent of Police (SP) Lakhimpur, Assam, he addedThe case is under investigation, and so far one prime suspect has been arrested in the case and rest still absconding, informed TYWA President

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