The deceased has been identified as Rajan Das alias Bengali and the three accused as Sachin Kavander, Sada Kavander and Bhavesh Salve, according to the police.
The police said that the investigation into the matter has been taken up.
The prevailing public impression is that police encounters are generally illegal and mostly fake. This, however, is an erroneous impression. Encounters per se are not illegal. The Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Penal Code, permit use of force in exercise of the right of private defence. Section 46(3) of the CRPC empowers police to use force to the extent of causing death of a person accused of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life if such a person resists arrest or intends to evade arrest. Thus, an encounter per se is neither illegal nor indefensible. Unfortunately many fake encounters also take place.
As per the police, the incident took place in the Naharlagun area of Itanagar on Friday at around 9:30 pm.
A fake placement agency has been busted by the police in the national capital and seven people who allegedly cheated over 250 job aspirants.
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Even those airing grievances against the government’s handling of the Covid pandemic were charged with sedition. Scrapping the sedition law brooks no delay.
The postmortem report revealed that she had been raped and murdered.