Body of abducted trader found

Nagaon July 20 : Dima Hasao district police today recovered the decomposed body of a businessman who was kidnapped and killed by the Jewel Gorlosa faction of the Dima Halam Daogah three years ago.

The body of the Bengali businessman, Subrata Dey, 25, was recovered by a special police team from Bisakisong village.

Dey was kidnapped by a team of DHD (Jewel) militants in May 2008 from Bisakisong, 10km from the Maibong sub-division headquarters.

According to Dima Hasao district police, altogether 50 such missing cases were registered in different parts of the district since 2006, of which Haflong police station registered 12.

“Most of these are suspected to be kidnapped by militant outfits for extortion or other reasons,” a high-level police source in Dima Hasao said.

Four persons, including a “sergeant major” of DHD (Jewel), Handsome Dimasa, and a resident of Bisakising village, Biswajit Dimasa, were arrested in connection with the kidnapping three days back.

The police recovered the vehicle registration certificate and driving licence along with Dey’s body at a site, which was traced out with the help of the arrested cadres.

“Our operation is on to get clues of the missing persons,” a police source said.