Newmai News NetworkAizawl, January 12 (NNN): The decomposed body of missing taxi driver, Chawnghmingthanga (36) who was untraced since December 8 last year was found. The dead body was recovered at Mizoram's Lengpui Airport road today. Police also arrested the person who killed the driver and sold the taxi. Laltanpuia (23) of Salem Veng in Aizawl was arrested by the police on January 11 and Chawnghmingthanga's dead body was recovered today.
The news of Chawnghmingthanga missing incident was first noticed on December 8 by his family members, co-drivers and villagers. After an FIR was registered, police alongwith people from various hamlets in Aizawl launched search operation but to no avail.
Meanwhile, according to the Aizawl police Laltanpuia hired Chawnghmingthanga's taxi and went to Rangvamual area and drank liquor together at Thari's on the fateful night of December 8. Heated argument followed betweem them when Chawnghmingthanga asked for the taxi fare. The argument resulted in the death of the taxi driver. The culprit with the help of a folding knife killed the driver and thrown the body at Lengpui road. Laltanpuia changed the number plate of the taxi and re-coloured the taxi after the incident. Laltanpuia after having done the needed repairing of the taxi including the changing of the number plate and sold it to one Lalhmangaiha of Tuikual in Aizawl and then bought a second hand Maruti car bearing AS 01 G7116. In connection with the brutal murder of taxi driver, Mizoram Taxi Owners Assn, MPCC Driver Welfare and Mizo National Front (MNF) party demanded strong action against the culprit. Various organisations in the state have condemned the brutal act of Laltanpuia.