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Umiam Lake Murder: Victim’s Friends Absconding; Police on the hunt

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Shillong: Meghalaya Police are on the hunt for the two suspects involved in the gruesome murder of Omeka Myrthong who’s mutilated body was found at Umiam Lake on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, DIG (Eastern Range) Meghalaya, Davis N R Marak informed that the two were friends with the victim and was last seen with Myrthong. The DIG also informed that the two suspects were still absconding.

DIG Marak informed that the parts of the body was initially found at Umiam lake and the police registered it as “unnatural death” since the cause of death was not ascertain. However, on Thursday the Post-Mortem was carried at Umiam and in the preliminary investigation the Police discovered that a Missing Report was filed on March 3rd regarding the victim filed at Lumdiengjri PS.

“This person was supposedly missing from the 26th of February, but the missing report was filed on March 3rd”, informed the DIG.

It was on the follow-up of the report that the Police from Lumdiengjri PS gets to know that the victim was last seen with two of his friends who were “maybe” drunk, informed DIG Marak.

The DIG informed that after learning about the case, a Zero FIR was later filed at Umiam PS. A zero FIR can be filed in any police station, regardless of whether the offence was committed under the jurisdiction of that particular police station.

After filing of the Zero FIR at Umiam PS the case is transferred to Lumdiengjri PS and investigation is on to find the two absconding suspects.

Notably, on Monday i.e March 6, a decapitated was found at Umiam lake in which two days later villagers found the hand floating on the lake. Later on the same day, the remaining body parts believed to be of the same person were unearthed near the Umiam Lake.

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