By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, July 25: A non local scrape collector was reportedly shot dead by unidentified person(s) today at around 4 pm at an inter village road between Khurkhul to Lamshang under Lamsang police station in Imphal West. The exact place where he was shot dead was some 250 feet away from the Mayang Langjing Water Supply.
The dead body has been deposited at RIMS morgue after an inquest was conducted by the Forensic experts late this evening.
The deceased person received bullet injury on the back side of his neck and an empty case of the fired bullet was found some three feet away from the body.
A voter Identity card number 742213 was found from his pocket which identified him as one Sajahan S K (38), son of Sakil S K of Pada Jiddipadi Muridabad, Utter Pradesh.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened at around 4 pm. The scrape collector came in a tricycle to collect scrape in the area as usual. He was shot dead by an unknown youth, the eyewitness said.
The eyewitness said that after the sound of the firing was heard, an unknown two wheeler, blue colour Kinetic Honda, borne youth was seen fleeing away from the scene towards the Lamshang side.
He also said that the deceased come to the area regularly to collect scrape since some months back and the person is familiar to him.
Last time when he asked his identity the deceased identified himself as Md Kalam, a Bengali Muslim from West Bengal and presently staying at a rent house near Uripok Chirap Court, he added.