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Assam: Assam Police Mistook Farmer For Dacoit, Shot Him Dead

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Assam Police News: A police encounter in Assam’s Udalguri district resulted in the death of a person suspected of being a dacoit, according to an investigation.
The CID investigation concluded that the person killed in the shootout was not dacoit Kenaram Boro (also known as Kenaram Basumatary), but Dimbeswar Muchahary, a “small-time farmer,” according to his family. The police, however, claimed he was also a “hardened criminal”.

According to the state Criminal Investigation Department, a man killed in a gunfight with Assam Police last month was a farmer, not a dacoit.

On February 24, a gunfight broke out in the Udalguri district. According to The Times of India, the police claimed that two men fired at them, and the officials responded by firing back.

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The police claimed at the time that a dacoit named Kenaram Basumatary was killed in the shooting, while his accomplice escaped. The body was given to Basumatary’s family, who performed his last rites.


A day later, however, another family claimed that the deceased was not Kenaram Basumatary, but rather a man named Dimbeshwar Muchahary.

Following the allegations, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that while the police fired in retaliation, the man who died may have been misidentified.

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The body was exhumed and a DNA analysis was performed by the Criminal Investigation Department, which was tasked with investigating the case. It discovered that the deceased was Muchahary.

The CID will soon submit its investigation report in this regard, and the investigation into the firing incident registered in Rowta PS case no. 61/2023 u/s 398/353/333/326/307 IPC r/w sec 25(1-A)/27 Arms act has also been transferred to CID and is currently being investigated.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has completed its investigation into the February 24, 2023, shooting incident in Dhansirikhuti village under Rowta PS, in which one person was killed and two police officers were injured. The CID investigation revealed that the deceased was Dimbeswar Machahary (40), son of Lt Guniram Machahary of Jengrengpara village in Baska district’s Gobardhana PS.

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