Women storm PHED chief engineer`s residence over his statement on father-son murder

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IMPHAL, December 17: Local women of Bamon Kampu and Keirao today stormed at the residence of PHED chief engineer Mangsatabam Imocha at Keishamthong Top Leirak over the murder of father and son of Irilbung Water Supply Scheme.

The women numbering about 60 came to meet the chief engineer at his residence at around 2:30 pm to seek clarification on his recent statement saying it was not the duty of the chief engineer to look after the abducted employees and he did not know the slain chowkidar of Irilbung Water Supply Scheme.

The women first asked the security guards to allow them to meet the chief engineer. However, the guards responded that the chief engineer was not present at his home.

A tussle ensued after the guards did not allow them to meet chief engineer Imocha.

The irate women broke the window panes of his house and sabotaged the main entrance gate.

The security personnel fired several rounds to disperse the mob.

Speaking to media persons, president of Bamon Kampu Khampal Meira Paibi Lup, Laishram Romati decried the irresponsibility of chief engineer Imocha saying that the father-son duo were shot dead in connection with the departmental issues.

The lower rung employees have been totally neglected. The chief engineer concerned would not run away from his responsibilities if some engineer or any other official were abducted, Romabati averred.

President of Keirao Meira Paibi Lup, Ningthoujam Lata stated that the conduct of chief engineer’s security guards has hurt the sentiments of the aggrieved people. Imocha should resign from the chief engineer’s chair on moral ground, she demanded.

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