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    Shootout At Kumarpara: Most Wanted Criminals Identified, Bounty Announced And Much More

    The gruesome incident took place at Kumarpara near Athgaon area in Guwahati’s Fancy Bazaar where a group of men shot an employee of a private company from a point-blank range

    The sensational Kumarpara killing case which rocked Guwahati on September 12th, 2019 is yet to reach its finale as the Guwahati Police are yet to arrest the culprits who committed the deadly crime.

    The incident took place inside a shop in the busiest Kumarpara area of Fancy Bazaar in the evening hours of September 12th, 2019. The shoot out incident in the commercial hub sent shockwaves across the city.

    Timeline of the incident:

    • On September 12th, 2019, a total of five members at around 6:45 pm barged into the shop called Shri Jagdamba Iron & Steels and asked for one Shyam Sundar. To this, the accountant replied that he was the one they were searching for.
    • One among the assailants shot Shyam on point-blank range while the other gang members threatened the other employees in the shop not to make a sound or they would meet a similar ending.
    • The miscreants after finishing their job fled from the spot unchallenged. Soon, the victim was rushed to the Marwari Maternity Hospital in Athgaon from where he was referred to GNRC Hospital, Sixmile.
    • Shyam succumbed to his injuries on the same night due to late medical intervention.
    • When the incident came to light, the police rushed to Kumarpara and started their investigation.
    • Upon investigation, police came to know that the deceased was mistaken to be the owner of the establishment as they shared the same names. The deceased’s real name was Shyam Sundar Ratawa while the owner is Shyam Sundar Sharma.
    • Bharalumukh police quickly launched a massive operation to nab the culprits frisking every nook and corner of the city.  They also collected CCTV footages from the nearby shops to identify the killers.
    • Police after a thorough scrutiny of the CCTV footages, from sources and inputs, nabbed at least four persons in connection with the case. The four persons were arrested from the Guwahati Railway station while they were boarding a train to Gujarat.
    • The police on September 16th, 2019 released photographs of two members of the gang. They also announced a bounty of Rs 25,000 ‘per head’ whoever provides information about the two ‘most wanted’ criminals.

    Deepak Kumar, Commissioner of Guwahati Police, on September 16th, 2019 said, “We are circulating the pictures of both the criminals as ‘most wanted’ and are in contact with the police forces outside the state including with our counterpart in Bihar.”

    “Two phone numbers 91847407779, 919435343273 have also been released for the public. Any person coming in contact, having sight of the criminals may dial these numbers. Their identity will remain a secret,” he added.

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