Scrap dealer escapes assailants

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IMPHAL, January 21: A non-local scrap collector miraculously escaped from being killed this late morning at Sagolband Nepra Menjor Mamang Leikai.

A gun pointed to kill him got jammed giving him the opportunity to flee from the spot.

According to local eyewitnesses, a scrap collector who was coming on his rickshaw at around 11.30 am at Sagolband Nepra Menjor Mamang Leikai was stopped by four individuals coming in two bikes.

One of the youths pulled out a pistol and aimed at the scrap collector who was had stopped near the four youth, said the local eyewitnesses.

However, a bullet seemed jammed inside the pistol and as the assailant grappled with his own pistol, the scrap dealer dashed for the nearest residential gate in a bid to save his own life, said a local eyewitness.

Soon after, locals came out in droves seeing which, the four hurried away.

After sometime, police came and took away the rickshaw.

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