IMPHAL, Aug 26: Cadres suspected to be of the KCP (MTF) shot a person in the leg at Sanjenbam area under Wangoi police station at around 7 pm today. The injured person is one Pebam Priyoranjan alias Chalamba, 24, son of P.Laxman of Mongsangei Makha Leikai. He sustained a bullet wound on his left calf and is presently admitted at the RIMS for treatment.
According to family a statement of the injured, four persons identifying themselves to be cadres of the KCP(MTF) came to the residence of the pradhan of Mongsangei Makha Leikai Gram panchayat Khangembam Sharmila, wife of Rameswor on the 24th of August at around 6.45 pm and at gunpoint demanded the pradhan to come with them.
Priyoranjan, a relative of the pradhan had come to visit Sharmila at that time. Since there were no male family members of Sharmila present in her house at that time, Priyo had volunteered to acompany Sharmila.
They were afterwards taken away in a vehicle by the gunmen and had remained untraced. .Sharmila’s family members stated that a demand for Rs. 12 lakhs was served on her by the outfit earlier and after the abduction they had threatned Sharmila’s family over the phone to cough up the cash failing which one among the two captives was to be shot dead and the other given greivous injury.
The family members came to know that Priyo was shot at Sanjenbam only after the locals contacted them after rushing him to the hospital. He works as a labourer for Jemon Gas Service at Mongsangei.The whereabouts of Pradhan Sharmila is still not known and is believed to be in custody of the KCP(MTF).
Wangoi police have registered a case in this regard.