Kohima, 6 January: All the nine highly decomposed bodies found on Friday in Dimapur district were identified to be those of ethnic Karbi people from neighbouring Karbi Anglong district of Assam, Nagaland police said here today.
While one body was identified on January 3, four were identified yesterday and the remaining ones today, Additional SP of Dimapur, Watichuchang Jamir, said.
One of the nine, Harlongbi Ingti, was a missing Karbi student leader from Bokajan, a town in the trouble torn Karbi Anglong district and close to the inter-state border.
Ingti was reported to have come to Dimapur for some festive time shopping, the other eight victims were reportedly construction workers in Dimapur and Kohima, said Jamir, who is a member of the SIT constituted to probe the killings.
The bodies were identified by the family members who took them back home for the last rites.