New Delhi, March 11 (KMS): A Crime Investigation Department (CID) probe into the death of a person, suspected to be a dacoit, in a police encounter in Assam’s Udalguri district, affirmed that it was a case of “mistaken identity”, a senior officer said on Saturday.
The probe concluded that the deceased was not dacoit Kenaram Boro alias Kenaram Basumatary but a person identified as Dimbeswar Muchahary, who his family asserted was a “small-time farmer” but police claimed was also a “hardened criminal”.
Police claimed that two policemen were also injured in a “shootout” that took place in Dhansirikhuti village in the Rowta area on February 24.
The body was initially handed over to Boro’s mother after she identified him as her son. However, after the final rites were conducted and the body was buried, Muchahary’s family claimed it was their son.