Accused arrested in MLA`s cousin death case; remanded to police custody

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IMPHAL, July 9: A man accused of stabbing Mosilpha alias James (60) of Leiching Minou Chandel, a cousin brother of Tengnoupal MLA DK Korungthang to death was arrested this morning from his Sora Maning Leikai residence and produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chandel.

The accused identified as Md Hanif alias Ibothem alias Kcp (35), son of (L) Yakup Ali of Sora Maning Leikai has been remanded to seven days of police custody till July 15 by the CJM, Chandel.

It may be mentioned that the dead body of James was found along the inter village road of Kakching to Khunou Tabi Ching at Laijing Minou on July 3.Speaking to media persons outside the court room, SDPO Kakching A Ghanashyam said that as part of police investigation on the case, Md Hanif has been arrested this morning around 4am from his residence after conducting a search operation at Sora village.The police officer further said that the police have recovered three Mobile SIM cards from the accused, one of which was used by the dead cousin of the MLA before his eventual death.

It may be mention that Mosilpha alias James (60) cousin brother of MLA DK Korungthang of Leiching Minou Chandel District was found dead with multiple injuries on his head from the inter village road of Kakching to Khunou Tabi Ching at Lajing Minou at around 10am July 3 after he had left his home the same day at around 9:30 for some work at Imphal in his two wheeler Motorcycle Hero Honda Glamour bearing registration number MN04-B-1506.

The two wheeler was found lying near the dead body with the deceased’s wallet and his mobile phone missing from the spot.

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