IMPHAL December 26: While other parts of the state was busy celebrating Christmas on December 25, locals of Mayang Imphal Thana Mamang resorted to blocking the Mayai Lambi Road, demanding the arrest of four individuals for allegedly killing a 50 year old during the evening of December 24.
Three of the four accused have been identified. All four accused and the deceased identified as Laishram Madhumangol are from the same locality.
The road block was called off this morning only after the police arrested two of the accused.
Meanwhile, enraged locals had this late morning around 11 dismantled the houses of the three identified accused.
Madhumangol’s body was later handed over to his family after post mortem was conducted at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences this noon.
Speaking to media persons, a family member of Madhumangol identified three of the four accused as Ningthoujam Abungcha, 24, son of Kalamu; Ningthoujam Kipgen, 25, son of N Mani and Sapam Naoba 25 son og Sapam Joy. The fourth accused is also from the same locality, he continued.
He said that in the evening of December 24 around 7, the deceased along with his wife and their 15 year old son were returning home from the Mayang Imphal bazar and found the four accused sitting near his residential gate in inebriated conditions and making noises.
When Madhumangol asked the four why they were making such noises, the four without saying anything attack him with sticks and other objects lying around, he continued.
Even Madhumangol’s wife and son were also attacked, when the two tried to intervene, leaving no other option for the 15 year old son, but to run to his home and called out other family members and locals, he said and added that when the locals and family members came out, Madhumangol was lying in a pool of blood in an unconscious state.
Madhumangol was rushed to the nearby Mayang Imphal Primary Health Centre, however, doctors declared him dead after about ten minutes, he said.
Following his death, locals came out and blocked the road since early morning yesterday demanding the arrest of the four youth involved.
The family member also added that the police have informed that two of the four accused Ningthoujam Abungcha and N Kipgen have been arrested this morning following which the road block was lifted.
Meanwhile, police have said that two accused of the case had been arrested from the Khoyathong Senapati Bus parking and efforts are on to arrest the two other missing.
A case has also been registered regarding the case, police said.