Shillong, Aug 25: A 25-year-old man, identified as I Love You Talang, who was wanted in kidnapping, murder and hijacking of vehicles cases, was arrested on Thursday, police said.
Talang and three of his accomplices — Ramesh Dkhar, Tellme Pyrtuh alias Bor and Sampher Ksoo — were arrested on charges of kidnapping and murder of two taxi drivers in West Jaintia Hills. Talang was picked up from Mawryngkneng in East Khasi Hills.
During interrogation, Talang confessed that he and his accomplices murdered Damehipaia Papeng, a local taxi driver who went missing on August 10, by slitting his throat. He also led the police to the body that was dumped near a cattle market at Mukoi Mihmyntdu near the Jowai bypass on NH06.
Police suspect that the gang also kidnapped and murdered Fullmoon Kharsahnoh, another taxi driver. Kharsahnoh was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Mynkre in East Jaintia Hills last week.
The local court has sent the four to 14-day police custody.