Arunachal, 1st December: A 40-year-old tribal woman of Daporijo was brutally killed by an Assam labour engaged in PMGSY road under Chetam circle to Nilling circle in Arunachal Pradesh.

According to the report, the woman was pierced with a spear in her chest and cut with a machete in her neck.

The murder case of the woman had come to light at Daporijo police station in Upper Subansiri and was informed by deceased relatives.

The deceased have been identified as Yayik Nilling (40) from Nilling Circle and the accused is identified as Babul Noroh (20) from Laluk in North Lakhimpur, Assam.

On the information received from the relative on the murder case, a police team lead by G Basar, Officer-in-charge, police station Daporijo, under the close supervision of SP Taru Gusar rushed to the place of an occurrence at Nilling 50 km away from Daporijo town and collected the dead body of the deceased and sent it for postmortem.

A case has been registered under IPC u/s 302/34.

We have arrested 11 labourers on Sunday from the place where the woman labourer was brutally murdered and brought them to Daporijo police station,” said a police source.

According to police, the accused has confessed his role in the brutal murder of the woman.

Police said the accused along with four other labourers went to the woman’s house at around 9 am and started consuming liquor. Four of the labourers left the house after consuming liquor at 3 pm.

At around 4 pm Babul finding the woman alone in the house, attempted to molest her and tried to remove her undergarments. However, the woman resisted his ill-intentions and didn’t succumb to his will. But, later on, the labourer took the machete (local dao) from the house and attacked her on the neck. Having anticipated that the woman was completely dead, he was trying to leave the house, when he saw that the woman was moving and still alive, he took the spear and pierced in her chest,” said a police officer.

The officer said he then dragged the deceased body to an uphill place and hid it there away from public notice.

In the meantime, the deceased’s relatives and the public of the area have questioned the law and order maintenance in the district. Seeking immediate punishment for the culprit as per the law, the All Nilling Youth Association appealed to the district administration to “tighten law and order in the district.”

Taba Nilling talking to media expressed concern over the influx of labour from Assam in the tribal belt of Arunachal and asked administration to check their legal documents and address verification along with criminal background verification otherwise more such heinous crimes will happen in Arunachal Pradesh.