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IMPHAL, May 6: Two vehicle lifters including a VDF cadre were caught red handed by passers-by while attempting to hijack a scooter in an adjacent area between Wangjing Tentha and Sangaiyumpham in Thoubal district late last night. They were severely beaten up, according to reports

The vehicle lifters are identified as Md Jumush Khan, 30, son of (L) Md Maze of Sangaiyumpham Mamang Leikai and Imran Khan, 20, son of Zuma Khan of Phumdri Makha Leikai, a BDF rifleman.

The incident occurred around 11:30 pm yesterday when three scooter borne youths were stopped by a gang of vehicle lifters who came in a Maruti van somewhere at an adjoining place between Tentha and Sangaiyumpham. The gang numbering six of them was masked, Okram Anilkumar told reporters at the Manipur Press Club here on Sunday.

Anilkumar along with two of his cousins were returning home after attending a Thabal Chongba programme at Wangjing when the six vehicle lifters snatched away their Suzuki Access scooter, but two of them were manhandled by some passers-by, including locals of Tentha and later handed over to the Tentha BDF post.

One of the vehicle lifters was seriously injured in the incident, but the other four managed to escape, Anilkumar added.

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