Guwahati: Working on multiple leads and marathon questioning, the Latasil police finally unraveled the Uzan Bazaar murder mystery and arrested one Ashik Gupta, who admitted to killing his cousin Dimple Kumawat (14), on Wednesday afternoon.
Dimple Kumawat, a 14 year old teenage girl was found brutally murdered inside her home on 1 September, 2021. The victim was a student of class 8, of an English Medium School in Guwahati. She was alone in the house as her parents – Ashok Kumawat (father) and Anjali Kumawat (mother)– had proceeded like other days to run their fast food joint in the area. The mutilated body was first discovered by her aunt at around noon.
The police had detained three suspects – Ashik Gupta (cousin), Ashik’s friend Karan Das and one of the renters for questioning.
Ashik Gupta admitted to killing his cousin Dimple in a fit of rage after getting involved in an altercation. Since the beginning of the investigation, the needle of suspicion was pointing directly towards Ashik, as he continued to change his statements during the interrogation.
Ashik even led the investigators to the place where he hid Dimple's mobile phone and the sim card after killing her.
Meanwhile, protests broke out in the city demanding stringent punishment for the culprit. Ashik's friend Karan has been kept in police custody for further interrogation in the case.
Earlier on Wednesday, the police had assured of a “scientific investigation” into the case with Forensic experts and sniffer dogs.
The body of the victim was handed to her family on Thursday after a postmortem.
Her last rites were performed at the Nabagraha cremation grounds.