27th Mar 2017 11:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR/AALO, Mar 27: In a shocking incident, a person identified as Kenjum Kamsi was allegedly shot at point-blank  by one Kajum Bagra following a scuffle on the intervening night of Sunday last near a hotel located at the vicinity of medical colony, Aalo.

The accused, who is the son of Legislative Assembly, Deputy Speaker, Tumke Bagra has confessed to the crime as perpetrated by him with a licensed gun.

Speaking to this daily, Superintendent of Police, West Siang, Mari Riba informed that the incident took place between 10 to 11 pm Sunday night, when the duo in inebriated condition accidently faced-off at the road outside the hotel.

“After heated discussion, both reportedly got into an argument over some old dispute. As the argument flared up, Kajum, who was carrying a licensed pistol (132-MM Pistol), in a fit of rage fired at Kenjum, who succumbed to bullet injuries and was declared dead on arrival at a local hospital,” added Riba.

Later, shortly after the incident, the accused surrendered to the police, confessed his crime and was sent to police custody. We have seized all the belongings of the accused along with the firearm, added the SP.

However the SP also informed that during interrogation the accused disclosed about few old incidents, one such was where the deceased had torn apart the tender documents of the accused in the year 2010.

“The incident happened due to some past personal enmity between the duo,” Riba further informed mentioning  that, a case has been registered at Aalo PS under FIR No. 14/17 under section 302 IPC and 27 Arms Act was registered and probe is on.

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), while extending its deep condolences to aggrieved family members of late Kamsi has vehemently condemned such violent act in the peace loving community. Late Kamsi was a dedicated Congress worker and his demise will be great loss not only to the party but Galo Community as a whole, said APCC in a condolence message.

The APCC has also condemned the incident and said Kajum was using his father's official vehicle and committing such "heinous crime" proved the saying 'like father like son'. 

"The tragic incident also reflects the true colour of the BJP to which the deputy speaker belongs. It raises a serious question," the party said. Condoling the death, it also demanded exemplary punishment for the accused and resignation of the deputy speaker.

The Galo Students' Union (GSU) has expressed shock and strongly condemned the shootout at Aalo on Sunday night resulting in the death of a senior youth activist from West Siang District, Kenjum Kamsi. The union has demanded exemplary punishment to all the accused under relevant sections of the law. The authorities concerned including the Aalo Police should see to it that the family members of late Kamsi, who was also closely associated with the Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) and various other social organizations, not be deprived of justice at any cost. While empathising with the family members, the GSU has also appealed one and all for calm in this moment of crisis.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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