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Youth held for killing engineer

Jan. 9: Police today arrested a 24-year-old boy from Chandkuchi in Nalbari district on charges of killing an engineer of Gammon India Limited, exposing a love triangle that led to the murder on December 3.

Sources at Gauripur police outpost on the outskirts here told The Telegraph that the arrested youth, Rajib Bezbaruah, confessed that he had killed the engineer from Odisha, Sadhan Charan Dutta, 30, as he had an illicit relationship with Dutta’s wife Dulumoni. A police team will leave for Odisha tomorrow to arrest Dulumoni as she, too, was involved in the crime.

Bezbaruah is a resident of Chandkuchi but used to stay at his uncle’s house in Rangiya.

“Both Bezbaruah and Dulumoni were classmates in Rangiya College and were having an affair since 2004. But the woman got involved in a relationship with Dutta when he worked in Punj Lloyd (a construction firm) at Rangiya. They got married at Kamakhya temple in 2008. In the meantime, Dutta switched jobs and shifted to his quarters at Joyguru. A year after their marriage, we believe she revived her relationship with the youth. Dulumoni gave birth to a boy a year ago and she went to Dutta’s house at Baijona in Nayangarh district of Odisha. But she kept in touch with Bezbaruah. They even exchanged texts when the accused came to Dutta’s quarters to kill him on December 3,” a police officer said.

Police said the duo had planned the murder before the girl left for Odisha and handed him over the keys earlier. “They used to meet when Dutta was out for work,” he said.

The officer said they suspected Dulumoni’s hand in the crime and accordingly traced her mobile phone. “It came to light that she was frequently calling a number, which we tracked to Harihar Nath of Rangiya. We caught him and during interrogation, he said Bezbaruah was using his SIM card. Accordingly, we picked up the accused last night.”

Police have booked a case against Rajib under Section 302 of IPC. He would be produced in the court of the sub-divisional magistrate in Rangiya and the police would seek his five-day custody for interrogation.