IMPHAL, Jan 5: Enraged public of Singda bazaar overpowered an armed man and thrashed him severely for threatening the public today.
According to information received from members of the Singda Naharon Thouni Yaipha Kanglup and Singda Kadangban Part-I and II, the incident took place around 7.20 pm. A Maruti Esteem car bearing no. MN02-8834 smashed into a passenger mini bus (MNO1-1133), parked at Singda bazaar and sped away from the spot.
The locals chased the car and managed to intercept it along with two occupants inside the car.
However, without any warning the driver of the car allegedly under the influence of alcohol took out a small arm and threatened the public.
Subsequent to the threat the public overpower the armed person and thrashed him severely.
The sources further disclosed that one of the occupants is identified to be one Thangkholal Vaiphei, chief of Kharam Vaiphei Village while the identity of the armed person could not be established as he was thrashed unconscious till the filing of this report.