A Man in Assam Declared Dead, Funeral Held By Family, Then He Returns Home.
A man considered murdered a few days ago, has returned home. The incident took place at the Raiding Tea Estate in the Tinsukia district of Upper Assam.
Tarun Bhumij, a resident of the Raiding Tea Estate, had been missing since May 4. Members of his family had filed a missing person complaint at the Tinsukia Police Station.
Four days later, on May 8, the police claimed to have recovered the body of a man, who was brutally murdered and mutilated beyond recognition.
The locals suspected that the body was that of Tarun Bhumij. His family also identified the body. After conducting the autopsy, the police turned over the body for the funeral.
Mr. Bhumij’s brother had also filed a complaint with the police, who arrested 8 people in connection with the “murder”.
However, on May 13, Bhumij surprised his family by returning unharmed. He later went to the Tinsukia Court and told the judge that he was alive and well and that his family had held another man’s funeral.
“Now it appears to be a case of mistaken identity. The body we recovered was mistakenly identified as Tarun Bhumij’s by members of his family, but surprisingly, he is alive and returned home on May 13. Until now, we could not find the identity of the body that we had recovered from Hakunpukuri. The men who were arrested had admitted that they killed the person without knowing him, “said Tinsukia Police Chief Debojit Deori.