Women found hanging; police case registered


JIRIBAM, June 4: A tense situation arose in connection with the death of a married woman at Uchathol in Jiribam Sub-division at around 5.30 am today.

The deceased was identified as one Tonjam (n) Hijam (o) Jina Devi (31), wife of H Shanti Singh son of (L) H Nabakumar Singh.

The dead body has been picked up by the Jiribam police and sent to Silchar Medical College for post mortem.

According to locals of the area, the husband Shanti often have drunken quarrels with his wife and also had a harsh quarrel with the deceased at around 11 pm yesterday.

Even as the news of the woman found hanging spread in the area and people came flocking at the residence, the husband surrendered before the police.

A public meeting presided over by Phanjoubam Anubati Devi was held at the Primary School of Uchathol at 11 am today in connection with the death of Jina.

The meeting resolved to outcast H Shanti Singh from Uchathol for life for the brutally that led to his wife`s death and to urge the concerned authorities to award befitting punishment for him.

Officer in-Charge L Khogen Singh informed that H Shanti Singh came to Jiri Police Station while his younger brother H Sarat Singh was giving the report of the incident at around 6.30 am today.

Investigation is on by the police and the cause of death is still not known yet. The deceased Jina is survived by two daughters and a son, the OC added.

Meanwhile, according to another source, Jina was reportedly found dead in a shallow depression inside the landed property of her husband today morning.

When police received information about the incident at about 6 a.m., they rushed to the spot without further delay and recovered the dead body.

The source further said that Jina, the deceased sustained wounds and blood stains which seemed to result from a blow with a heavy iron on the back of the head, neck and hands.

Though it has not been established yet who had murdered her and why, police have registered a murder case under section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) with regard to the incident. Police arrested the husband for interrogation following the report that the deceased and her husband quarrelled very often.


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