IMPHAL, Sept 19: A 26 years old housewife was found hanging this early morning from a tree inside the compound of a Type III D quarter, Langol Housing Complex under suspicious manner by her family members.
The deceased identified as Loushigam Ningol Mongjam Ongbi Lalita Devi, w/o M Chittaranjan of Thangmeiband and was staying at the Type III quarter and was found hanging using a plastic rope from a tree located at the western side of the quarter.
Sources maintained that soon after the finding of the dead body, the family members informed the Lamphel police, who arrive and picked up the body and deposited it at the RIMS morgue for post mortem examination.
Meanwhile, bother of the woman, L Loken during an interaction with mediapersons at the RIMS mortuary informed his family’s suspicion of foul play as several bruise marks were found on the dead body. He pointed towards suspected torture of the woman before hanging her yesterday night.
Source further informed that, the woman was staying with her husband and his family at the quarter allotted to her father in law since about 10 months after she was discarded by her family for eloping twice with her present husband who is identified as a rifleman of the 6th IRB.
Meanwhile, local public of Khundrakpam Makha Leikai the locality of the deceased woman alleging foul play thronged the quarter at Langol Housing Complex where the women was found hanging and started dismantling the quarter, this noon. Even as the mob was trying to torch the quarter, people from the adjoining quarters came out and stop them from burning down the quarter.
However, the mob took out the furnitures from inside the quarter and bund it at a nearby ground
In the meantime, family members of the husband have been picked up by the Lamphel police for their statement in connection with the incident this afternoon, the official source added.
On the other hand, a local source has informed the mediapersons that residents of the Langol Housing Complex Type-III D had heard the voices of people quarrelling which was followed by a woman crying late last night from the said quarter where the woman was found hanging.