Tripura official in police custody for killing son

A Tripura government official, who was arrested on the charge of murdering his son-in-law, was sent to 10 days` police custody by a local court.

Agartala: A Tripura government official, who was arrested on the charge of murdering his son-in-law, was sent to 10 days` police custody by a local court.

The police on Sunday said an employee of the state Science and Technology department, Gobinda Jamatiya (51), was arrested from Duski, a remote village in Teliamura subdivision of Khowai district.

He was produced before the sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate`s court of Teliamura yesterday which remanded him to ten days police custody.
Jamatiya confessed to police that he murdered his son-in-law, Tapas Bin, a Christian with the help of a tribal priest who practiced witchcraft, on May 23 last as he did not agree to be converted to a Hindu.

Three persons were arrested earlier in this connection.

PTI

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