IMPHAL, Jan 4: A boy was crushed to death by a Tata Dipper today at around 11 am at Langthabal Kunja under Wangoi Police Station Imphal West.
Locals of the area nabbed the driver of the dipper and handed him over to the police.
The Tata dipper under registration number MN 05 2542 coming towards Imphal from Hiyanthang crushed the seven-year-old identified as Amom Alis son of A Alexander of Lagthabal Kunja Mayai Leikai.
Soon after the accident, the driver tried to flee from the scene but was chased down by the locals and handed over to the Wangoi Police.
Meanwhile, the police have seized the vehicle and taken up a case.
The dead body of the minor has been handed over to family members after post mortem was conducted at RIMS morgue today.
Meanwhile, at least two persons were killed when a freight truck carrying timber fell into a gorge at Namduanang Village 2 km away from Tupul along NH-37, 2 pm this afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Thandimpou Kamei, 45, son of Kambi Kamei of Kaikao Village Tamenglong district and Abel Gangmei, 25, son of Tingsangai Gangmei of Makhom (Marangching) Part-5 Tamenglong district.