Wanted godman escapes to Bangladesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 19:17

Shillong: A self-styled godman, wanted in a
human sacrifice case at a BSF compound in Meghalaya`s West
Garo Hills district, has dodged police and escaped to
Bangladesh taking advantage of the porous border, police said
on Wednesday.

The Assam-based `tantrik` Luman Haqib had fled the
country taking advantage of the porous Indo-Bangladesh border
in Assam`s Dhubri district late last month, they said.
"We lost him," Inspector General of Police (Western
Range) GHP Raju told agency, adding that "It is a matter of
time that Haqib will be brought to trial."

"We are following up with the Court exploring all
possible legal options to get him to trial sooner or later,"
he said.

Armed with a non-bailable warrant against him, the
Meghalaya police are resorting to "all possible legal options"
to bring him back, he said.

Haqib was arrested by the Assam police on October nine,
three days after the death of a seven year old boy at Tura but
was released on surety at Mancachar police station.

Havildar Chandrawan and constable Babu Khan of the BSF
have been released on bail last week in connection with the
case.
The body of a seven year old Krishna Singh was recovered
from near the BSF 121 battalion headquarters at Tura on
October 6.

Post mortem report pointed to multiple injuries,
including that of incense sticks, pierce wounds and others.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 19:17

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