Bank Manager Assault in Hailakandi: Four Detained, Manhunt Launched for Prime Suspect

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Bank Manager Assault in Hailakandi: Four Detained, Manhunt Launched for Prime Suspect
Investigation Update: Intensive Interrogation Underway for Detained Suspects
Hailakandi, September 28, 2023: In a significant development, local authorities have taken four individuals into custody on Thursday, marking a crucial step forward in the investigation into the assault on a bank manager in Hailakandi district of Assam.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Shamir Daptari Baruah, has revealed that the detained individuals are currently undergoing rigorous interrogation as investigators work to unravel the motives and those behind the shocking attack.

Furthermore, law enforcement agencies have launched an extensive manhunt operation to track down the prime suspect responsible for this appalling incident.

The distressing assault unfolded on Wednesday evening when Tunkhansiam Paite, the dedicated manager of the Nutanbazar branch of Punjab National Bank, fell victim to a brutal attack by a group of assailants. The attack occurred at approximately 8 pm as Paite was making his way home from the bank.

Swift action was taken to provide immediate medical assistance to Paite. He was promptly rushed to Hailakandi's SK Roy Civil Hospital, where he received initial treatment before being transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for critical care.

Local authorities, deeply concerned by this shocking incident, have not left any stone unturned in their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. Police officials visited the scene of the crime, assuring the public that stringent action would be taken against those found responsible.

As investigations intensify, it is essential to note that tensions have been running high in Manipur due to ongoing unrest. A significant number of Meitei and Kuki Zo people reside in Hailakandi, and this has led to speculation and blame regarding the assault. Many in the community are suspecting a connection, but it is vital to emphasize that the investigation is ongoing, and all possibilities are being explored.

The assault on Tunkhansiam Paite has sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting the urgent need for safety measures and vigilance. As investigations continue and the manhunt intensifies, the community stands united in its hope for a swift resolution to this distressing episode.