Port Blair, Oct. 8: On 3rd October 2020, a missing report of Debesha Mandal resident of New Pahargaon was reported at PS Pahargaon from Smti. Vaisali Nath R/o Ograbraj.  Soon after the receipt of missing report, series of steps were taken to locate the missing person. Through technical surveillance and sustained investigation of few suspects, the entire sequence of crime came into the fore. Immediately, a case was registered u/s 364/302/120(B)/34 IPC and the investigation was taken up by Insp. D Jagdishwar Rao, SHO PS Pahargaon. During sustained interrogation, 04 suspects confessed of their involvement in the crime.

On 01/10/2020, Debesha Mandal was abducted and taken to Chidiyatapu forests, where the accused persons murdered him by forcibly drowning him in the nallah. After confirming that he has died, they disposed the body under the exposed roots of a Tepauk tree. The accused persons namely 1) Ashok Tirkey S/o Late Birya Tirkey, 32yrs R/o Ograbraj, 2) Prakash S/o Late Birya Tirkey 30yrs R/o Ograbraj, 3) Sandip Kumar Modi S/o Sh. Muneshvar Ram Modi, 31yrs R/o Bathubasti and 4) Mustafa Sheikh @ Raja S/o Mainuddin Sheikh, 32 Yrs, Pvt. Jeep Driver R/o Tushnabad Jn. were arrested in the instant case and were sent to judicial remand.

The entire operation took place under the supervision of Shri. Narra Chaitanya, IPS SDPO (South Andaman) and under overall direction and supervision of Shri. Ravi Kumar Singh, IPS, Superintendent of Police, South Andaman District. The general public is further requested to share information pertaining to any crime or other illegal activities to police at 100, 112 & 03192-250525. The identity of the informant will be kept secret.