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Police arrests Assam train murder suspect

By Chennabasaveshwar

Guwahati, July 13: Assam Police arrested a tea seller on Thursday on the charges of raping and murdering two women in toilets of two different trains within a span of 24 hours.

Assam train murder suspect held. Courtesy: ANI

According to News18 report, Bikash Das (38), was arrested when he was looking for his third target inside the Jhajha-Dibrugarh Weekly Express while it had stopped at the Tinsukia railway station.

He had committed the first two rapes and murders also while the trains were leaving this station, police said.

An accomplice of Das, Bipin Kumar Pande, is on the run.

The arrest comes after the Police released the sketch of the accused suspected of killing a college girl inside an inter-city train. She was one of the two women found dead in less than 24 hours inside the washrooms of different trains. On July 10, the body of Radha Kumari, 21, was found inside the washroom of the train at around 9.40 am. A traditional towel - called "gamusa" in Assam - was found around the victim's neck.

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